Introduction to the Hydrosphere

Introduction to the Hydrosphere

Author: Ashley Sos

Your goal is to understand the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the effects of the hydrosphere on humans. 

This tutorial explains why we consider Earth to be the "Water Planet"

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The Hydrophere- What is it?

The hydrosphere is all the water found on, under, or over the surface of a planet.

The "Water Planet"

         If you look down at our planet from outer space,

most of what you see is water;

71% of the planet's surface is covered by ocean and it is

because of this that the Earth is sometimes called "the water planet". 

Only about three-tenths of our globe is covered with land.

Earth the Water Planet