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 »

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 »

Water and land heat unequally due to the fact that they produce different heating capacities. Heat capacity is defined as the amount of heat, measured in calories, required to change the temperature of a substance by one... More »

Some of the things that cause temperatures change on Earth include the greenhouse effect, the amount of heat from the sun reaching Earth, deforestation and changes in Earth's surface with regards to reflectivity. Tempera... More »

Without the ozone layer, the sun's ultraviolet radiation would negatively affect life on land and in the water, leading to mass extinction. The ozone layer is a protective area of the Earth's stratosphere that absorbs be... More »

The water cycle is important because it results in the distribution of water on land surface, purifies water, supports plant growth, facilitates agriculture and sustains aquatic ecosystem. The water cycle promotes human ... More »

Bodies of water heat up and cool down at a slower pace than land because they need more energy from the sun to gain a higher temperature. They are typically colder later into the season and warmer than nearby land masses... More »