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    Water on Earth would fit into one 860-mile-wide ball

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    Post  Micjer Thu May 10, 2012 8:11 am

    water on Earth would fit into one 860-mile-wide ball


    Every sea, river and underground lake would fit into what looks like a tiny blue 'blister' on the side of our planet.
    'As you know, the Earth is a watery place - but all the water on, in, and above the Earth would fill a ball the size of that tiny blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas,' says a USGS release.
    The oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water.

    Water also exists on Earth in the air as clouds and water vapour, in lakes and rivers, in icecaps and glaciers, and in living creatures - but all of that would fit into the tiny ball.

    'The vast majority of water on the Earth's surface, over 96 percent, is saline water in the oceans,' says the USGS.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2141321/Waterworld-Ball-dust-like--water-Earth-fit-860-mile-wide-bubble.html#ixzz1uTGhDyQu



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    http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html

    Where is Earth's water located?

    For a detailed explanation of where Earth's water is, look at the data table below. Notice how of the world's total water supply of about 333 million mi3 of water, over 96 percent is saline. And, of the total freshwater, over 68 percent is locked up in ice and glaciers. Another 30 percent of freshwater is in the ground. Rivers are the source of most of the fresh surface water people use, but they only constitute about 300 mi3 (1,250 km3), about 1/10,000 th of one percent of total water.
    Note: percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.
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    Post  Micjer Thu May 10, 2012 8:12 am

    I find this questionable. However when I do the math, it seems right! Remember the sphere is 860 miles high as well as wide. Shocked
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    Post  mudra Thu May 10, 2012 9:22 am

    Interesting Micjer.
    That serves well as a reminder of why water is so precious too and should by all means be cared for and preserved.

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    Post  Micjer Thu May 10, 2012 4:15 pm

    If you think about the size of a giant comet, assuming it is made of ice particles, it could bring a large change to earth if it were to hit. Not only the initial impact but the amount of water it could bring with it.

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    Post  mmoxeto Mon May 28, 2012 1:17 am

    Interesting Micjer.










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