Does the temperature always drop the higher you go?



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    In most cases yes, but not always.  In some occasions, an inversion occurs where the temperature actually increases as you go higher.  When a warmer, less dense air mass moves over a colder air mass this inversion occurs.  This is often associated with oceanic upwelling and warm fronts.

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    Also, the temperature profile in the atmosphere is that temperatures decrease with height in the troposphere and mesosphere, but temperatures increase with height in the stratosphere and the thermosphere.

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