Altitude affects climate in that the higher up you get, the more the temperature drops. The temperature goes down roughly 4 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet you climb. Altitude is the subject's distance from the s... More »

Air temperature decreases as altitude increases. Air is a mixture of gases, and at higher altitudes, air pressure decreases, which cools any gas. Air pressure on Earth is estimated to be about 14.7 pounds per square inch... More »

Altitude affects air pressure due to gravity. Gravity causes the pressure to increase or decrease based on the air's distance from sea level. Pressure decreases at higher altitudes. More »

The environmental lapse rate is found by dividing the change in temperature by the change in altitude. The environmental lapse rate is calculated in terms of a stationary atmosphere and may also be referred to as the tem... More »

When altitude increases, air temperature decreases. This is because, with an increase in altitude, there is a decrease in air pressure. When air pressure decreases, air cools down. More »

Latitude affects climate by influencing the intensity of the sun in a region. The angle and duration of the sun's energy determine surface temperature so that higher latitudes receive less heat, but lower latitudes close... More »

There are numerous factors that influence the Earth's climate, which include the temperature, atmospheric conditions, ice, land and land masses. The more sulfur oxide and other reflective material in the atmosphere, the ... More »