The Q&A Archives: A Pondering Of Grass

Question: Q: Why does grass stay cooler than the road on a summer day?

Answer: Off the top of my head, there are several reasons. One, the hard road will absorb heat and thus amplify it and as a result is warmer than the soil beneath the grass. Next, evaporation of moisture from the soil and transpiration by the grass serve to cool the grass.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "sunset on summer"