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What changes more rapidly with increasing altitude air temperature or dew point temperature?

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April 27, 2008 11:25AM

Temperature (dry adiabatic lapse rate) changes at about 2 per degree F per 1000 ft, dew point more slowly (saturated adiabatic lapse rate), at about 3 degree F per 1000 ft. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiabatic_lapse_rate. jb