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Deep Water Fact: Historically most sailing was done within sight of the coast. That means the boats didn't leave the continental shelf. The calm section of water is much deeper than the surrounding area. It's still near the coast though. When storms touch the shallower waters they churn it up and create friction along the bottom which leads to small but ...


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I don't think metorological differences in storm frequency are small-scaled enough to affect specifically a "single stretch of beach". But there is another option: There is a natural oil leak below that patch of sea: Oil has a damping effect on water which absorbs some of the energy of the waves. It also quickly forms a thin layer over a large ...


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Not much, but it would be noticeable. Averaged over a year, Earth's surface receives 240W per square meter of sunlight source. The Earth's surface temperature, on average, is actually quite constant. We don't constantly have ice ages and runaway greenhouse effects. Ignoring the effects of the season, our average temperature is 15C. This is, crucially, ...


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