How Does Elevation Affect Climate?


Elevation affects the climate by having less air available at higher attitudes. With less air it will be cooler in temperatures where there is more air available.
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The distance from the equator affects how much sun an area receives. Landforms can affect climate by blocking wind, rain, sun etc. Elevation height above sea level affects climate
For each 1,000 ft rise in altitude there is a 4F drop in temp.Example: at sea level the average temp is 75F, at 10,000 ft the average temp is only 35F. Chilly!
The lower elevation of Houston causes it to have a warmer climate.
The higher in altitude the colder the temperature. Temp. drop 4°F every 1000 feet. That means that 75° at the bottom and 10000 feet up it will be 35°. This colder temp
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Elevation is how high above sea level that you are, and the higher you are, the less density the air has. Air that is less dense, will not hold heat very well, so at higher elevations, you will have colder temps.
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