Because of water's fluid molecular composition, it takes longer to heat and cool than land, which has a molecular structure that is more static and dense. Convective movements and the thermal capacities of bodies of wate... More »

Solar radiation heats land faster than water for multiple reasons, including the higher heat capacity of water, water's reflectivity and the more absorbent, textured surface of the earth. Water reflects solar radiation, ... More »

Sand cools down faster than water because it has a lower specific heat capacity than water. That is, it takes more energy to raise the temperature of water than to raise the temperature of sand by the same amount, given ... More »

Sand cools down faster than water because it has a lower specific heat capacity than water. That is, it takes more energy to raise the temperature of water than to raise the temperature of sand by the same amount, given ... More »

Solar radiation heats land faster than water for multiple reasons, including the higher heat capacity of water, water's reflectivity and the more absorbent, textured surface of the earth. Water reflects solar radiation, ... More »

Earth supports life because it is the correct distance from the sun, its composition is rock, it has a molten core, it gains protection from its atmosphere and it has water. There are approximately 500 planets in the Mil... More »

The heat that radiates from the sun and heats up the land begins to heat up the air and then escapes into the atmosphere due to the lack of clouds and humidity. This is the main reason that deserts can be hot during the ... More »