Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 68

Answer

In the winter, when the air is colder than the large body of water, it is warmed by the water, resulting in a milder winter for the nearby land. In the summer, the reverse happens and the water cools off the air, resulting in a milder summer for the land dwellers.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on pages 290-291.
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