Earth and water

Earth and water

All Earth’s water, liquid fresh water, and water in lakes and rivers
Spheres showing:
1. All water (sphere over western U.S., 860 miles/1384.04 km in diameter)
2. Fresh liquid water in the ground, lakes, swamps, and rivers (sphere over Kentucky, 169.5 miles/272.78 km in diameter), and
3. Fresh-water lakes and rivers (sphere over Georgia, 34.9 miles/56.17 km in diameter).

Credit: Howard Perlman, USGS; globe illustration by Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (©); Adam Nieman.

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