Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 15 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 21

Answer

Water moderates the temperature of nearby landmasses, acting as a heat reservoir. Water has a high specific heat capacity as compared to other common materials, meaning it is slow to warm up, and slow to cool down.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 290-291.
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