Climatology and Climate Changes

When you Place A Cup Of Sand And A Cup Of Water In The Sun Which One Will Heat Up Faster?

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December 19, 2014 4:46PM

The sand is most likely to heat up faster, particularly if it is dark. The water will have some evaporation, which will keep it cooler. It can also vary by how it is subjected to the sun's heat, like a flat pan or a colored cup, or clear vessel.