Why do temperatures in the marine environment fluctuate within a much narrower range than the terrestrial environment?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 8:02 pm ad1c9bdddf
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Water has higher heat capacity than air.
Heat capacity measures how much heat energy the material can absorb in order to raise its temperature by one degree.
Why the temperatures in the marine environment fluctuate within a much narrower range than the terrestrial environment are determined.