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Ocean/Atmosphere 18:16                            Review of Physical Properties of Seawater High boiling point  High freezing point High specific heat (amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a  substance or a unit by one degree Celsius; makes water a good buffer  because it is able to absorb a lot of energy) High heat conductivity (when there is a source of heat and temperature starts  to change in one volume of water and it will distribute throughout the whole  volume faster) Maximum density at 4 degrees Celsius 
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Unformatted text preview: High latent heat of evaporation (amount of heat/energy you need to add to one mass unit of water to make it change states from liquid to gas) Highest latent heat of fusion (a lot of energy is needed to move one unit mass of water from its solid state into its liquid state; from ice to water) Water exists in all three physical states High Surface Tension Hot water might freeze at higher speed/ rate than cold water 18:16 18:16...
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 3A taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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