How is temperature affected by altitude?
Temperature changes with an increase or decrease of altitude. This change is known as the "lapse rate" and it varies depending on the amount of moisture in the particular mass of air. The "dry adiabatic lapse rate" (for dry air masses) is a temperature decrease of about 3 degrees C per thousand feet of altitude, while the "wet adiabatic lapse rate" (for moist air masses) is a temperature decrease of about 1.66 degrees C per thousand feet of altitude.
For average conditions, a figure of 3.5 degrees F (2 degrees C) per 1000 feet is commonly used.
For average conditions, a figure of 3.5 degrees F (2 degrees C) per 1000 feet is commonly used.
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Answer It decreases. Look at the Temperature Zones portion of the chart of Selected Properties of Earth's Atmosphere . A portion of the chart is reproduced below. The chart indicates that the temperature increases as you move higher in the stratosphere. Source of answer was Castle Learning O…nline. ( Full Answer )
Well the short answer is that we live in a sea of air, and lower altitudes have higher air pressure than higher altitudes do just as deeper ocean depths have greater pressures than more shallow ones. Temperatures rise with pressure. The end. ... Well, not quite, since air is largely transparent to h…eat radiation, the earth warms the air from the bottom and the air loses heat into space. The end . . And now the long answer:. Air is made up of molecules: little bits of 'stuff' that have mass ('heaviness') and are always moving about at some speed. Like billiard balls, when one slams into another one, it gives some of its energy to the other one and loses some of its own. In air, all these molecules are moving around randomly; some molecules are moving away from a denser group (where they are bunched closer together) and as they leave, they take energy away from the group, and some are moving toward the denser area bring their energy to the group. Heat is the average kinetic energy of this group. Add a very large amount of heat to a very small area of air very quickly, and you get an explosion: the air will move away from the area very rapidly. Now run it in reverse, compress air into a smaller space, and it will heat up. (Here is where I leave it to interested persons to look up Newton's laws of motion and the "gas laws".) . (Since gases are compressible, this effect is much more dramatic for gases than for liquids, like water.). The air is largely transparent to heat energy and doesn't easily heat up by absorbing it (though it does to an extent). This largely leaves the earth to heat up the air from the bottom. . And, as the earth's gravity pulls the air molecules toward the earth, the ones closest to the earth's surface have not only their own weight pulling them down, but are being pushed down by the weight of all the billions of molecules above them. With all that weight comes a lot of the downward energy of all the molecules above them- add to it the heat energy from the sun-heated ground; these molecules gain more energy and lose less energy, and so they are "hotter".. As you go higher and higher, the number of molecules above any given population of molecules at a given altitude grows to be less and less. And since these guys are all moving around randomly, a greater number are more likely to move away from the denser area because they aren't being pushed down by as many of their neighbors; and as they leave, they take their energy ("heat") away with them. And that is why it's cooler at higher altitudes. ( Full Answer )
In the troposphere (the first 4 km or 36,000 feet), and in a non-temperature inversion situation, the temperature drops about 6.5 Â°C for every 1 km increase in altitude, or approximately 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit per 1000 feet.
i know that with every increase 1000 m above sea level temperaturedecreases by 6 degrees Celsius.
In the troposphere, temperatures decrease with altitude (air pressure), which is known as the adiabatic lapse rate (9.8 Â°C per thousand feet). While there are different temperatures throughout the atmosphere, there are both increases and decreases in it as one moves upwards. With the first 6-10 …kilometers of the troposphere, the temperature does indeed decrease (as can be seen with mountaineering) but actually increases during the next 40 or so kilometers of the stratosphere due to the ultraviolet rays the ozone there absorbs. The next 30 to 50 kilometers of the mesosphere actually then fall drastically in temperature, before skyrocketing in the thin but radiation-irradiated thermosphere beyond. ( Full Answer )
Altitude does indeed affect air temperature. The higher thealtitude the cooler the temperature in the surrounding area willbe.
As you gain altitude in the troposphere, the layer of atmosphereclosest to the ground and extending about 8 miles up, thetemperature will decrease by 1 degree Fahrenheit for every 200feet.
I JUST DID A experiment ON THIS. THE RESULTS I FOUND THAT IN INCREANENTS OF EVEN JUST FEET, that gravity strength was indeed was effected by altitude. It effects it in a way that the higher you or an object is in the Air the weaker gravities strength will get
In the troposphere (the first 4 km or 36,000 feet), and in a non-temperature inversion situation, the temperature drops about 6.5 Â°C for every 1 km increase in altitude, or approximately 4 degrees Fahrenheit per 1000 feet.
Air is transparent (clear) to sunlight. So the Sun's light passes through it easily and heats the ground. The air at the ground then gets heated by the ground making the atmosphere near the ground warmer. This warm air expands and becomes less dense which causes it to rises. As it rises the pres…sure falls and it expands and cools. The result is colder air is found at higher altitudes than at the surface. ( Full Answer )
I moved up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains (7500 ft) in May, My period came two weeks early (I have NEVER had any irregularities in 12 years of menstruation). When I moved back down from the Mountains (September) my period was two weeks late. Yes it does but it depends with individuals; it does hap…pen differently with seasons too. For some its either days earlier than the intended menstrual cycle and for some its days after or even weeks after. Although its not good to assume, always consult your GYNA if at all you are too worried. ( Full Answer )
The greenhouse effect is weak for low altitude clouds, so their albedo effect dominates and they cool the Earth's climate. In contrast, cold high altitude cirrus clouds may either cool or warm the climate.
ANS Because the pressure decreases with altitude, the temperature also decreases. The rate is about -4 degrees F for each 1000 feet of altitude. This holds all the way up to the tropopause. See the link for a more complete explanation. ANS The further away from the surface of the Earth the f…arther you are from the main heat source. Heat is reflected from the suns radiation and heats the atmosphere. The further away from the surface the colder the temperature no matter the weather or season. ( Full Answer )
The altitude affects the climate in the sense that the higher the altitude the colder and harsher the climate. For instance, on top of a mountain there are severe wind chills and extremely low temperatures. Latitude affecting the climate is dependent on the equator. The closer the latitude is to 0 d…egrees (the equator) the hotter the temperature and the more humidity in the atmosphere. LATITUDE the hottest ares of the earth are located close to the equator the coldest to the poles. this is due to the shape of the earth. the places closest to the equator receive the most direct rays of the sun. regions farther from the equator receive the rays that hit the earths surface on a slant, so the sun's energy is spread over ,and has to heat, a larger area of the earth ( Full Answer )
At higher altitudes water boils at lower temperatures. At sea level water boils at 100 degrees C. At the top of a mountain, because of the decrease in atmospheric pressure, water boils at a lower temperature.
Temperature decreases as altitude increases because there are less molecules in the atmosphere to hold in the heat.
There's less oxygen at high altitudes like on Mount Everest (still a far way from the ozone layer) and the body's physiological response is to speed up breathing. For people who have climbed Mount Everest without oxygen tanks, they describe breathing as exhausting as they have to draw breaths at inc…redibly high frequencies and they exhaust their diaphragms like any other muscle.. ( Full Answer )
because as you get higher into the air the air gets lighter and becomes cold
It has to do with the ability of the atmosphere to trap heat. In the case of latitude the angle of the earth with respect to the sun is smaller. When light hits smack on at a 90 degree angle the maximum amount of energy is trapped by the atmosphere. In the case of altitude the thinner air doesn't tr…ap in the heat as effectively. The more insulation the warmer you are. ( Full Answer )
The temperature is low at high altitude because air becomes thin when it reaches top. heavier air holds more moisture and makes it thick and allows it not to go to the top. Hence the fall in temperature at high altitudes and rise in low altitudes. As air rises, the pressure decreases. The less press…ure there is, the colder the air is(P proportional to T-gay lussacs law). This causes a tire to get hotter when you pump air into it, and a spray can to get colder when you release the contents into the air. ( Full Answer )
In the broadest terms, higher = colder. There are some minor thermal layering effects but as you go up, the temperature drops until it reaches an average temperature of 2.725 K (-270 C / -455 F) at the edge of the Exosphere.
In the thermosphere - which is directly above the mesosphere and below the exosphere - the temperature actually increases with height due to the low air density.
It typically gets colder the higher you go depending on which layer of the atmosphere you are in.
hi! kinda a big science nerd here. As the altitude increases the ground temp. gets colder . take mount Everest for example the higher up you get the closer you are to the sky where precipitation takes place there for you lack oxygen and heat.
Each 1000ft of ascent will bring a cooling of about 3 degrees Centigrade, so at 15000 feet the temperature would have fallen by 45 Centigrade degrees. That seems a lot but that was our basic guide in wartime when we learned to fly. If the cockpit canopy didn't close too well your nose would suffer u…nless it was inside your flying mask. ( Full Answer )
The temperature changes when the sun cools down and for anymore questions please contact me at this number 732-621-7062 thank you
Temperature wavers up and down as you go higher from Earth. It steadily increases for some distance, then reaches a maximum and begins decreasing, After a minimum, it again increases without bound, all the way into space. The increase is due to the effects of atmospheric warming, which traps energy …in the air and at a peak at around certain heights. After this, there is not enough air to keep energy trapped and it escapes outwards. Above that, there are few enough particles but they travel extremely fast, hence they have an enormous temperature while the same volume contains a lot less energy. ( Full Answer )
it decreses as you go up. At the stratopause the temp is +4C, and at mesopause it is - 90C.
No. A 2nd story floor doesn't have to always be colder than the first. It might even be warmer because heat rises and would get trapped. But if you're talking very large distances and very large areas, then in general, yes temperature will generally increase as you descend from very high altitudes…. ( Full Answer )
Our sense of taste decreases by about 30% when we are at high altitudes. This largely is due to our bodies trying to adjust to the high altitudes. One thing that happens to the body is that the nasal passages dry out. This takes away much of our ability to smell and taste. So the next time you compl…ain about the food on the airplane, remember that it might actually be your fault! ( Full Answer )
You get closer to space. oh please be real the higher you get the smaller the angle of the sun ray. the greater the angle the greater the heat
When altitude rises, the air pressure and density both decrease. When temperature rises that means that more air is pushing down on it. So this means that the air pressure and density rise when temperature rises.
No. It may be tempting to assume that the sun warms the outermost atmosphere more because it is closer to this layer. However, we know this is not the case. Anyone that has ever climbed to the peak of a mountain knows that things get colder as they make their ascent. Indeed, it is clearly evident th…at the atmosphere warms from the bottom up, not from the top down. But how is this possible when the sun is closer to the top of the atmosphere? To answer this question you need to know how the greenhouse effect works. Greenhouse warming is the process that heats up planet atmospheres. Without gases like water, carbon dioxide, and methane our planet would be too cold to sustain life. The reason sunlight does not warm the upper portions of the atmosphere is because energy from visible light is barely absorbed by these greenhouse gases. Infrared heat is what greenhouse gasses are notorious for absorbing. Since infrared heat cannot travel through the vacuum of space, the upper atmosphere of our planet is not initially heated as a wave of solar radiation makes its way to our planet. The sunlight must first propagate through the atmosphere all the way to the earth's surface where it is absorbed. After being absorbed at the surface of earth, energy is released as infrared heat. As soon as the energy is emitted from the surface, it is collected in the lower 'greenhouse blanket'. A lesser amount of this energy reaches the upper atmosphere. Hence, the sun is indirectly responsible for warming our atmosphere; it is the surface of earth that actually does the warming. ( Full Answer )
As, one goes from the surface of the earth to higher altitudes, the atmosphere becomes less dense and temperature decreases. * The hills are therefore cooler during summer. * As we go higher and higher the temperature decreases 1 degree for every 165Km in height.
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It gets colder because there is less air pressure. Well, the pressure actually might be dictated by the temperature, based on the ideal gas law. Temperature decreases as altitude increases. The temperature of outer space is extremely cold (3 Kelvin) due to it being nearly a vaccum (no gas partic…les). The sun emits radiation energy which warms our planet, not regular convection heat transfer that we are used to. In space, there are no bodies that readily accept this radiation, except satellites, which we cover in foil to be non radiative. Earth is such a body which accepts this radiation and is thus warmed to relatively warm temperatures (296 Kelvin). So, consider outer space an ice cube and the earth a frying pan. The temperature goes from cold to hot in between the two bodies, forming a gradient. ( Full Answer )
the higher you go the thiner the air and this makes the temp. go down
Around 80 km in height in the mesosphere is the third layer of theatmosphere of Earth. The temperature decreases as you go up, as inthe troposphere. It can be up to -90 Â° C. It is the coldest part ofthe atmosphere.
The air is thinner at high altitude. Meaning it is less dense than the air at sea level. The more air there is the more heat it can trap. But I have found that the relationship only works in certain situations. For instance in Florida you will see that the climate is hot and muggy meaning that there… is high humidity. So for example Florida is at sea level but they suffer from a wet excessive heat. While in Phoenix Arizona they suffer from a dry excessive heat and are well above sea level by at least 1000 feet. What really matters is time of year, which means relation from the sun, and distance from the Earth's Equator. If you look at the globe you will notice the hotter regions lie close to the equator. ( Full Answer )
That's a trick question, since at VERY high altitudes the trend reverses momentarilly. It's dependant on what the sun can heat: at low altitudes, where the atmosphere is predominantly oxygen and nitrogen, the solid earth itself is the only heat absorber. Hence, the further you get from the warm soil… of the earth, the colder you get. At very high altitudes (over 60,000 ft, I believe... higher than any mountain), larger gas molecules like Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide, etc. can absorb some heat. It's still way too cold to live there, though, so I wouldn't recommend it ( Full Answer )
It depends on the on what sphere of the atmosphere you are talking about. At ground level (troposhere) it gets colder as altitude rises. Once the altitude reaches the stratosphere the temperature becomes warmer then cools down again as it reaches the stratopause, and continues to decline as altitude… increases in the mesophere until the mesopause. The temperature then rises significantly when the altitude is high enough to be considered the thermosphere. ( Full Answer )
High altitudes are closer to the sun, which means that they should be slightly warmer. Furthermore, the moisture from clouds should keep these altitudes at an even temperature. So why do airplanes need heating systems and mountain climbers get frozen? Most people will recognize, when reading the abo…ve paragraph, that a few thousand feet closer to the sun doesn't make all that much of a difference, considering the 93 million miles that the light from the sun already has to travel to hit earth. At first glance it doesn't make sense that high altitudes, with so little atmosphere to keep the air an even temperature, wouldn't get blisteringly hot, at least during the day. But it's the lack of atmosphere, or rather, of atmospheric pressure, that sucks the heat out of high places. At sea level, the pressure is around 14.7 pounds per square inch. At five thousand feet it's around 12.2 pounds per square inch. While humans are comfortable at either level, that's quite a change in pressure. For gases, a change in pressure means a change in temperature. Depending on the conditions, there can be a lot of ways to look at this. One is that pressure is an outside force, and pumps energy into the thing it is pressurizing. Looked at that way, it's natural that gas molecules under high pressure would be at a higher energy level than gas molecules under less pressure. Another is that with a decrease in pressure gas often increases in volume. If the same number of gas molecules are in a bigger space, they don't jostle into each other as much, and their total kinetic energy is spread out over a larger area, lowering the average temperature. Air molecules at low altitudes are crowded together in cities. Rough, unpredictable, they're likely to bounce off each other, and run riot through the streets, and go to nightclubs with guns stuck in the waistbands of their jean shorts. They're at a high energy and that makes for a high temperature. Meanwhile, high altitude air molecules wander in solitude, a pack on their back and a cranky yak carrying their tent behind them. They have more space to wander around in, and because they don't bounce off each other as much, because they're not crammed into a small space by the pressure of the air above them, each square inch has a much lower temperature than sea level air. Which is why, if you're climbing Mount Everest, you should bring a sweater. ( Full Answer )
The link between altitude and temperature is inversion. The higher the altitude is the temperature inversion is decreased. The lower the altitude is, the temperature inversion rises.
Yes, the higher the altitude the higher pressure on the outside of the ball and so the greater the tension of the ball since the particules inside will be pushing out. Therefore it will bounce better.
Technically altitude is atmoshperic pressure, but flipped. So the lower the altitude is, the greater the pressure is, vis versa.
The reason the temperature increases with increasing altitude is because of what temperature is measured by: the speed of molecules. In the stratosphere, there is very little gas, and molecules can move very quickly because they are not bouncing off of each other (and other factors). Therefore, by t…he strict definition of 'temperature', the stratosphere is hotter. However, due to the low amount of gas at that level of the atmosphere, if YOU were to be there (with a gas mask) you would feel terribly cold (aside from feeling like you're being sucked apart by the partial vacuum). The reason for this is that though the 'temperature' is high, there are very very few molecules flying around bouncing into you and warming you. Therefore your body would receive very little heat from the surroundings--BUT you would radiate away a bunch of heat, causing you to be very very cold very quickly. That is also why astronauts need to be careful about the 'cold temperature' of space. But that's a different story. ( Full Answer )
Altitude should not affect oven temperature but it will affect how much your baked goods will rise in the oven. It is always a good idea to have an oven thermometer in your oven to make sure that the oven is calibrated properly.
Generally temperature decreases with height. Less air pressure as you move up through the atmosphere (away from the gravitational pull of the Earth), and as any gas expands, it cools.
yes, altitude affects pressure which is realted to humidity, ie.the high the altitude, the less pressure which means the lesshumidity. latitude affects it because of the tilt of the Earth, ie.the higher the latitude, the more variation in seasons.
Because cooking temperaures (such as temperatures of boiling water)are effected by atmosphere pressure. Generally speaking,atmospheric pressures are determineed by altitude. That is, thehigher a stove is, the less heat needed to boil water or otherliquid. Further, pressure highs and lows also depend… upon theweather (or maybe visa versa) and hence a boiled egg can vary inamount of being cooked from one day to another. Although thisvariation is not too noticeable at sea level, at higher altitudes,the potential change is very noticeable. ( Full Answer )