Earthly Water

This remarkable visualization from the U.S. Geological Survey shows the mass of the Earth contrasted against the total water contained thereon.  Click through to enlarge.

This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.

[Via Gizmodo]

~ by metousiosis on May 13, 2012.

One Response to “Earthly Water”

  1. Reblogged this on Gradycarter's Blog and commented:
    Wow, I love this…

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