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.
Q&A Related to "How Does Elevation Affect Climate?"
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.
Air temperature drops an average of 6.5 degrees Celsius per every
Em, not really climate, but it gets colder. The lapse rate is about 2 degrees C colder per 1000 ft gained .
As elevation increases, the temperature falls. In part, this is because the atmosphere is heated from the ground up as the sun's energy is re-radiated from the surface of the earth;
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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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