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How are coastal climates moderated by the high specific hea

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Lauren Dancy

on 7 November 2014

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Transcript of How are coastal climates moderated by the high specific hea

Regions closer to water
Changes climate
Hot and Cold
What Are Some Examples of Coastal Climates?
Los Angeles
What Are Inland Climates?
Interior part of the region or country
Climate of these regions vary but are maily warmer.
What Are Some Examples Of Inland Climates?
South Dakota
What Is High Specific Heat Capacity?
Costal climnates and Inland climates?

Temperatures change when weather changes

Hot=Warm climate
Cold= Cold climate
US map pic: http://www.epa.gov/radon/images/us-states.gif
Dry ground pic: http://adoptionvoicesmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/scorched-earth-400.jpg
Polar bear pic: http://oncirculation.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/sustainability_2009_climate_change1.jpg

How are coastal climates moderated by the high specific heat capacity of water, compared to inland climates?
What Are Coastal Climates?
AKA: Thermal capacity
Water absorbs lots of heat before getting hot
Helps regulate the rate at which air changes temperature
This is why temperature change between seasons is gradual rather than sudden, especially near the oceans.
Lauren D. & Alma S.
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