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Why locations next to large water bodies tend to have a moderate climate than those further inland?

(a) Because of the latitude

(b) Because of specific heat of water

(c) Because of the heating effects of sun

(d) Because of the water in clouds

The question was posed to me by my college professor while I was bunking the class.

My query is from Thermal Conductivity in division Thermal Properties of Matter of Engineering Physics I

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The correct choice is (b) Because of specific heat of water

The explanation: It takes a longer time to heat up or cool down a given mass of water than an equal mass of aluminium or iron. This high specific heat of water makes it easy for cooling and warming. This is why the locations next to larger water bodies tend to have a moderate climate than those further inland.

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