Where is Earth's Water Located?

Howard Perlman, USGS

This site describes the distribution and movement of water around, through, and above the Earth as water vapor, liquid water, and ice, with emphasis on the water cycle (hydrologic cycle). It is part of the U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science for Schools website. Tables and graphs are provided. The water cycle graphic is available in several languages.

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Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Hydrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Atmospheric Science
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions/ResourcesKeywords: Hydrologic cycle, Runoff, Rainfall, Groundwater