Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 53

Answer

The cold mountain air warms up because the pressure on it increases. It is being compressed, in an adiabatic process where there is relatively little time for much heat to enter or leave.

Work Step by Step

This is described on pages 341-342, and shown in Figures 18.6 and 18.7.
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