Misconception WCM009:

The surface below a body of air could affect the temperature of the air only if that surface is extremely hot or extremely cold relative to the temperature of the air. For example, a volcano could warm the air but a surface that is only a little bit warmer than the air could not (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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WC019002

The temperature of air can increase by moving over land that is warmer than the air.

24%