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 higher the elevation, the cooler the climate. In Hawaii, snow known as "Pineapple Powder" actually falls in some locations all winter long due to elevation. And, Mt.
Energy from the sun is absorbed by the Earth as heat and radiated back into the atmosphere. As this warm air rises to higher altitudes, it decreases in pressure and expands. Expansion
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!
Air temperature drops an average of 6.5 degrees Celsius per every
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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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