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Unformatted text preview: Evaporation more energy arriving at water surface is used of evaporation than on land Transparency oceans allow insolation to penetrate below surface, land is opaque Specific heat water can hold more heat (sensible energy ) than rock or soil so warming or cooling takes longer for bodies of water. Land water heating differences Movement water movement takes sensible energy to lower depths increase the capacity to store sensible energy Land water heating differences Movement water movement takes sensible energy to lower depths increase the capacity to store sensible energy Water currents move warm water to different locations (in oceans to higher latitude) 3 Heating the atmosphere Air temperature is near the maximum for only a short time, most of the night near the minimum Temperature decrease with air pressure (altitude) in the Troposphere Conversion table...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course GEOG 121 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '08 term at Wisc Oshkosh.
- Spring '08