Why does sand seem to get so much warmer than dirt?



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    I’m pretty sure it has to do with specific heat. Because sand’s specific heat is less than dirt, the same amount of heat will raise the sand to a higher temperature. It probably also has to do with the minerals and nature of the substances.

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    It could be because sand is loose and easier to penetrate while dirt is more compacted leaving no spaces. Heat is able to penetrate the sand better. 

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