Friday, 4 July 2014

Literature Review (Bryan Lee)

According to Urbano (2011), the continents on air heat up faster than the oceans, and they cool down faster too. Water has a higher heat capacity than land. So it takes more heat to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree than it does to raise the temperature of land. The heat absorbed by the ocean is spread out over a greater volume because the oceans are transparent (to some degree).The oceans loose a lot of heat from evaporation. In the evaporative loss experiment, While there is some evaporation from wet soils and transpiration by plants, the land does not have anywhere near as much available moisture to cool it down. Urbano(2011)

Cited From: Urbano, L., 2011. The Thermal Difference Between Land and Water, Retrieved July 4th, 2014, from Montessori Muddle: 

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