Water Everywhere (freshwater, water cycle)
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The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
- Powered by the sun
What do we do regularly that requires water?
- Bathing, drinking, washing, pets, cars, etc.
- All of these things use fresh water
What do we use salt water for?
- swimming, fishing, boating
- cant's use it for survival
- very hard to turn saltwater into freshwater
Where can we find freshwater in nature? Can we get to all of it?
- lakes, streams, ponds, creeks, underground, glaciers
- Some unavailable- frozen or in the atmosphere(vapor) and we can't get to it
mixture of fresh and salt water
Buoyancy and density
- saltwater more dense than fresh water
- additional molecules packed in the same volume
- freshwater is more buoyant or less dense so it will float
Global Water Distribution
- Freshwater is only 2.5% of earths water
- Out of the 2.5% most of it is frozen or in the atmosphere so we have access to less than 1% of freshwater