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## Why does the temperature get colder when you climb a mountain?

The basic answer is that the farther away you get from the earth, **the thinner the atmosphere gets**. The total heat content of a system is directly related to the amount of matter present, so it is cooler at higher elevations.

## Which place is the coldest?

**Where is the coldest place on Earth?**

- 1) Eastern Antarctic Plateau, Antarctica (-94°C) …
- 2) Vostok Station Antarctica (-89.2°C) …
- 3) Amundsen-Scott Station, Antarctica (-82.8°C) …
- 4) Denali, Alaska, United States of America (-73°C) …
- 5) Klinck station, Greenland (-69.6°C) …
- 6) Oymyakon, Siberia, Russia (-67.7°C)

## What is the relationship between altitude and temperature of place?

As we go up or our altitude increases, temperature falls. The **rate of decrease of temperature is 6.5 degrees C for each 1 km altitude change**. This can also be written as 3.6 degree F for every 1000 ft increase in altitude.

## What is considered high altitude living?

What is considered a “high elevation” in terms of getting altitude sickness? … High altitude: **8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level**. Very high altitude: 12,000 to 18,000 feet. Extremely high altitude: 18,000+ feet.

## What rate is the rate at which things get colder by altitude?

Near the Earth’s surface, air gets cooler the higher you climb. As you climb a mountain, you can expect the air temperature to decrease by **6.5 degrees C for every 1000 meters you gain**. This is called the standard (average) lapse rate.

## How do I calculate altitude?

**Techniques to calculate density altitude**

- Subtract the current altimeter setting from the standard pressure of 29.92.
- Multiply by 1,000.
- If you have a negative number, subtract it from the field elevation. Add a positive number.

## Which place is the coolest in Philippines?

There are many places in Bukidnon that experience cooler weather than the rest of the Philippines, but the coldest among them is **Lantapan**. Located 4,000 above sea level, the weather here is so cold that there are times that dew lingers until noon.