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Where will you find the greatest annual range in temperatures?
  • A
    Over large land masses.
  • B
    Over large oceanic areas.
  • C
    Over equatorial regions.
  • D
    Over polar regions.
Extreme annual temperature ranges will be found in locations where it is cold during the winter and hot during the summer. Water has a higher specific heat than land => Therefore, oceans will take longer to warm up and cool down than land masses.
  • The world's greatest temperature range at a single location is 105ºC, from -68ºC to +37ºC recorded at Verkhoyansk, Siberia. 

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