If heat rises, why is it colder up mountains?

Why are mountaintops cold if hot air rises?
08 July 2021
Presented by Sally Le Page

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Pointed mountain covered in snow

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Wayne got in touch to ask: "We've always learned that heat rises but it's normally cooler in the mountains. Shouldn't their higher elevation make it warmer there?" Sally Le Page reached out to atmospheric physicist Simon Clark for the answer...

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