Ask Storm Team 11: How come the farther up in the atmosphere you go, the colder it gets?

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Today’s Ask Storm Team 11 Question: How come the farther up in the atmosphere you go, the colder it gets?

It gets colder the higher up in the atmosphere you go because temperature is directly related to pressure. 

The higher up in the atmosphere you go, pressure decreases. 

A decrease in pressure causes temperature readings to fall. With less pressure, air/heat can move around more, so it gets colder. 

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