Thursday, February 28, 2008

Oceans and atmosphere: a perspective view

Here's a neat visualization from Dan Phiffer, seen on Grist:

"Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth."

1 comment:

Turboglacier said...

Nice. It would be interesting to see a similar sphere depicting all the soil on earth, or all the biomass.