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Water Vapor If a desert and a rain forest are the same temperature during the day, would they be the same temperature at night? Why or why not?
Water Vapor Water vapor traps heat in the atmosphere. The more water vapor in the air, the more heat that is trapped. So… The desert is cooler at night than the rainforest because it has less water vapor in the air.