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Why does the temperature decrease when going up high?

The daily meteorological surveys confirm that, generally, as one ascends in the area of the atmosphere closest to the Earth or troposphere, whose average thickness is about 11 km, the temperature decreases at a rate of about 0.65 ºC per every 100 meters of elevation. The main cause of this phenomenon, known as the vertical temperature gradient, is the earth's surface , which acts as a heat source, shedding the heat received by solar radiation and transmitting it to the layer of air closest to it. Thus, the further a layer of air is from that surface, the colder it will be. However, sometimes there is an increase in temperature with height, a phenomenon known as thermal inversion.

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