A long-planned field-measurement program to determine surface-energy budgets at two sites in Tibet was carried out during June 1986 in collaboration with scientists from the State Meteorological Administration, Academy of Meteorological Sciences, People's Republic of China. The data set obtained in Tibet is unique for this remote region of the world. The present report describes some of the experiences of the United States scientific team and its medical officer, M. Otteman of Ft. Collins, Colorado. The data are presently being archived on computer tapes. Preliminary analysis results are presented as typical examples of the conditions encountered at the two experimental sites near Lhasa (3635 m) and Nagqu (4500 m).

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1 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

2 Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla.

3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N. Mex.

4 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo.

5 Academy of Meteorological Sciences, State Meteorological Administration, Beijing, People's Republic of China.