Problem: Explain how the high specific heat capacity of water can affect the weather in coastal versus inland regions.

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heat capacity water > heat capacity of soil and rock

larger heat capacity → longer to heat and to cool

oceans → longer to heat and to cool


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Explain how the high specific heat capacity of water can affect the weather in coastal versus inland regions.

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