Asked Dec 22, 2019

Why does the high specific heat of water have to do with convection currents in the air at the seashore?


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Water has a high specific heat capacity (of 4200 J/Kg°C) on the seashore and the land has a much lower specific heat capacity. So, it becomes faster the land to hot and cool as well, but the sea water becomes slower to hot cool as well.


Because of the low specific heat capacity, the land is hotter than the sea, during day time. Thus, to take up the...

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