Relationship between specific heat capacity of water and the sea breeze
Edited BY: Yu Liang
Edit Date: 2016-08-21 11:56:23
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The amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a substance by 1 degree Celsius is quantified as heat capacity, and this value determines how well a substance retains the heat.
Water has a relatively high heat capacity at 4.18 J/g*C, which means it takes more heat to warm a gram of water. This is why, throughout the course of a warm summer day, the water temperature in the ocean does not experience a significant change. And phenomena like land and sea breeze, dust storm, monsoon are possibly due to high specific heat capacity of water. How does specific heat capacity of water affect land and sea breeze?

Question Created By: Yu Liang
Creation Date: 2016-08-16 22:46:08
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