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Why temperature decreases with altitude ?

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Why temperature decreases with altitude ?
posted May 6, 2017 by anonymous

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The expansion comes in because the hot air that is heated by the ground rises. However as it rises it's volume increases and therefore it's temperature decreases. So the decrease in temperature with height is indeed due to expansion, but this is only the case because air is heated from below by the ground.

answer May 8, 2017 by Shivaranjini
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