How Does Altitude Affect Climate?


At higher altitudes, the temperature drops. Specifically, temperature goes down 4 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet. This happens because air pressure decreases, allowing the air to expand and get colder. Cooler temperatures translate to less evaporation and more moisture in the air, which is why high elevations often have a lot of snowfall. High lands sometimes prevents air from moving to other low areas, meaning that the transport of water is also limited. This can result in a very dry or desert-like climate in the lower regions.
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For each 1,000 foot rise in altitude there is a 4 degree F drop in temperature. At sea level, the average temperature is 75F, at 10,000 feet the average temperature would be only 35F. This has a dramatic effect on plant and animal life.
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