Our thin skin (of water and air)

Posted on Wednesday, January 7th, 02009 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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On the left: “All the water in the world
(1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it)
including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers,
ground water, clouds, etc.”

On the right: “All the air in the atmosphere
(5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a
ball at sea-level density.”

Re-blogged from Forgetomori.

  • Thank you for your research on our air and waters. So cool!

  • les wood

    Who ever devised an implemented this graphic has a unique ablility to communicate complex information. I am astounded and bemused. Congratulations.

  • VigneronRowland

    yes, if only all science could be so strikingly and graphically illustrated.

  • Say, at what densities??

  • Good Guy

    Clever, but highly inaccurate graphic. The water bubble is off by orders of magnitude.

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