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9/4/19 MSC 101 Physical Properties of Seawater and Water 1. Water is an extremely important heat reservoir and heat transport medium a. Liquid water holds 1 calorie per gram for each degree C increase in temperature i. Calories is used to measure energy 1. Energy releases heat b. 540 calories/g latent heat of vaporization i. Atmospheric winds can carry far more heat than dry air ii. Give heat back at place of condensation c. Rain in Maine releasing heat transported from Gulf of Mexico carried there by a strong south wind i. Atmosphere has less ability to carry heat than water. d. Thunderstorms carry as much energy as a nuclear bomb, but release it over a longer pd of time e. Water has both very high specific heat and flows as a liquid above its freezing point i. 93% of global warming is in ocean ii. Comparing water and air, factor of 4 difference 1. Water is denser 2. Energy accumulation in the Earth’s systems since 1970 a. 93% of global warming is in ocean b.
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