quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2016

The familiar land and SEA breezes - My favorites quotes from the famous Bowditch


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Oceano Atlantico - 2013 - foto de Fernando Costa


"The specific heat of seawater decreases slightly as salinity increases. However, it is much greater than that of land. 

The ocean is a giant storage area for heat. It can absorb large quantities of heat with very little change in temperature. This is partly due to the high specific heat of water and partly due to mixing in the ocean that distributes the heat throughout a layer. Land has a lower specific heat and, in addition, all heat is lost or gained from a thin layer at the surface; there is no mixing. This accounts for the greater temperature range of land and the atmosphere above it, resulting in monsoons, and the familiar land and SEA breezes of tropical and temperate regions."

CHAPTER 30 THE OCEANS

BOWDITCH

THE AMERICAN PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR





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