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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_distribution_on_Earth

Water is distributed across earth. Most water in the Earth's atmosphere and crust comes from ... Typically, fresh water is defined as water with a salinity of less than 1 percent that of the oceans - i.e. below around 0.35‰. Water with a salinity ...

water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html

Dec 2, 2016 ... But just how much water exists on, in, and above our planet? About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold ...

phys.org/news/2014-12-percent-earth.html

Dec 2, 2014 ... The Earth is often compared to a majestic blue marble, especially by those privileged few who have gazed upon it from orbit. This is due to the ...

www.universetoday.com/65588/what-percent-of-earth-is-water

Dec 1, 2014 ... To break the numbers down, 96.5% of all the Earth's water is contained within the oceans as salt water, while the remaining 3.5% is freshwater ...

sciencenordic.com/earth-has-lost-quarter-its-water

Mar 13, 2012 ... Although water covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, water is actually a rare substance that represents just 0.05 percent of the Earth's total ...

www.livescience.com/29673-how-much-water-on-earth.html

Sep 9, 2010 ... All of the Earth's ocean water (middle) and freshwater (right). ... Some 72 percent of Earth is covered in water, but 97 percent of that is salty ...

www.cityofchesapeake.net/Page3316.aspx

About 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. Ninety-seven percent of the water on the earth is salt water. Salt water is filled with salt and other minerals  ...

www.nationalgeographic.org/media/earths-fresh-water

Nov 12, 2012 ... It is unexpected and somewhat inconceivable that less than three percent of Earth's water is fresh water. According to the U.S. Geological ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/freshwater/freshwater-crisis.html

Peer into a glass of drinking water and you are looking at a drop of human ... likely been around in one form or another since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, ... While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh.