Misconception WCM025:

The air feels colder higher on a mountain than lower on the mountain because it is windier, not because the temperature is changing (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

Items that test for misconception WCM025
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WC094002

Air temperature decreases with increasing distance above sea level.

33%

WC094001

Air temperature decreases with increasing distance above sea level.

28%