If hot air rises due to convection, how does it get colder when we climb mountains?

After some research, I found out that atmospheric pressure affects the temperature of the surroundings. How does atmospheric pressure affect the surrounding temperature?

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    $\begingroup$ See if the answers on Physics SE: Why less temperature at high altitude? make sense. $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest May 8 '18 at 13:49
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Earth Science Stack Exchange! You will get higher quality answers if you ask reasonably specific questions after doing a reasonable amount of research. If you type your question into Google, you'll stuff like this that should get you started. $\endgroup$ – kwinkunks May 12 '18 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ Technically atmospheric pressure doesn't affect temperature. Changing atmospheric pressure affects temperature. $\endgroup$ – userLTK May 13 '18 at 3:57

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