Why is there a difference in heating of land and water on the Earth?
The correct option is D Land is a better conductor of heat than water and so it heats up and also cools down faster than water.
Land surfaces absorb much more solar radiation than water. … Water reflects most solar radiation that reaches its surface back to the atmosphere. Since land absorbs more solar radiation the land surface retains more heat as do the vegetation for energy. Thus, land surfaces warm more quickly than water.