what gets warmer sand or dirt?



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    According to the link below, the coarser the dirt/sand, the better it retains heat.  Darker ground materials also retain heat better than lighter ones, because lighter ones reflect sunlight instead of absorbing it. Sand is going to heat up quickly, but it will probably also lose heat more quickly than dirt.  Also, if the dirt has a lot of moisture in it, this could affect its heat retention, making it slower to heat up.  If left to heat up by the sun, both will heat up the same amount degree-wise, but the dirt will hold the heat longer.

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    Sand! Try walking around on the beach in the sun, it’s very hot! Sand heats up more quickly because it is coarser and more grainy than your common “dirt.”

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