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In coastal regions in the winter, the temperature over the

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Problem 23DQ

In coastal regions in the winter, the temperature over the land is generally colder than the temperature over the nearby ocean; in the summer, the reverse is usually true. Explain. (?Hint:? The specific heat of soil is only 0.2–0.8 times as great as that of water.)

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Solution 23DQ We know that the specific heat capacity of water is too high. So, it takes more heat to increase it’s temperature. The other materials like soil, their specific heat capacity is very less compared to water. So, in coastal areas, the places near by ocean is cold compared to the land. There are water vapours around the sea area so, the heat gets released slowly compared to the land. So, in winter the land is little colder than the nearby ocean. The same happens in summer also. The heat absorbed and released by the land is fast, as the heat capacity of soil is very less. But nearby ocean the reverse happens. The sea water gets hot after a long time and gets cold also after a significant time.

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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