How would local winds be affected if water and land absorbed and released heat at the same rate?

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Dec 26, 2015

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There would be far less wind along coastlines.

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During the day land tends to heat up quickly and hot air rises allowing cooler air from the water to move inland. This is often called a sea breeze.

At night, however, the land cools quickly an the warmer air over the water rises drawing cooler air out to sea. This is often called a land breeze.

(If there were no such differences there would be neither land, nor sea breezes along the coastlines.)

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