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Climate

The Atmosphere

Does air pressure change with elevation?

Yes, it does. The higher you go, the less air (or atmospheric) pressure there is. Air pressure is also involved in weather systems. A low-pressure system is more likely to bring rain and bad weather versus a high-pressure system, which is usually drier. At about 15,000 feet (4,572 meters), pressure is half of what it is at sea level.



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