Effects of Solar Radiation on Land and Sea

This brief, hands-on activity illustrates the different heating capacities of soil and water in order to understand why places near the sea have a more moderate climate than those inland.

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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Climate Research Facility as part of U.S. Department of Energy
Activity takes less than a class period but measurements will take more time. Additional materials are needed.

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