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What happens to the air pressure the farther you go up in the atmosphere?



A. More dense
B. Less dense
C. Longer
D. Thinner

This question is part of Weather UNIT TEST- 5th Grade
Asked by Msasmrj, Last updated: Jan 13, 2020

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facosta

Facosta

Answered Oct 10, 2017

Altitudeisheightabove sea level. Thedensity of air decreaseswithheight. There are two reasons: at higher altitudes, there is lessairpushing down from above, and gravity is weaker farther from Earth's center. So at higher altitudes,airmolecules can spread out more, andair density decreases(Figure below).

https://www.ck12.org/...Density-of.../Pressure-and-Density-of-the-Atmosphere-MS-ES/

 

John Adney

John Adney

Answered Feb 20, 2017

This answer you have here is incorrect.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 25, 2017

More dense
 

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