Interesting stats Kelly. Let's see, what was that rule in biology about degrees difference per X number of feet in altitude?
Altitude affects climate in that the higher up you get, the more the temperature drops. The temperature goes down roughly 4 degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000 feet you climb.
Wasn't there also a rule about change in degrees of latitude equals how many days change in the season?
For some reason the number four sticks in my mind . . . four days change in season as you progress northward for ___ change in latitude.
Was it each degree change in latitude?
Never learned that in school but then could understand the 4 degree change per 1000t and/or per 1 degree latitude. Using the above todays statistics of 10 degrees difference between Boscobel and Iron River where there is about 800 feet more elevation and 2+ degrees North that number 4 works out pretty good.
When I lived/trapped in the mountains of Colorado and Idaho, while living at approx. 5200-4000 feet elevation respectively freezing temps came in Sept above 8000 feet, whereas where I lived it was fully two months later in Idaho and nearly 3 in Colorado(it was rare to have ice on still waters for more than a month during winter down low and 7 months or more up high-some 5000 feet higher. There everyone talked about 10 degrees change for every 1000 feet indication that elevation might have more of an effect.