Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Fascinating Little Graphic


Even though oceans cover 70% of the earth's surface, they are quite shallow in comprarison to the radius of the earth.  The image below (with credit to Jack Cook, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Howard Perlman, USGS) shows what would happen if all of the water on the surface of the Earth, relative to it's depth, was rolled up into a ball.  It would be able to fit easily in relationship to the area of the U.S...amazing. 

Blessings, Don

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