Phenomena Related to Specific Heat Capacity - Moderate Climate

  1. Places with the presence of lakes, sea and ocean may have more moderate climate.
  2. This is because, water has large specific heat capacity.
  3. During daytime when it is hot, the water from the lake/sea absorbs heat from the surroundings. This helps to reduce the temperature of the surroundings.
  4. During night-time, the water releases the heat absorbed during daytime, and hence prevents the temperature from dropping too much.
  5. As such, palcess near a large mass of water will have a smaller range of temperatures and hence a more moderate climate condition.