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Hydrosphere

At a beach you wade into the hydrosphere. The oceans and all the rest of the water in the world — in the atmosphere and deep underground — compose the hydrosphere.

The seas are the largest, but many other familiar forms of water are part of this discontinuous layer. Find out what they are and why they're always moving.

National Geographic
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How Does Water Form?

How Does Water Form?

You know that the elements hydrogen and oxygen form water, but it takes energy to move the atoms around correctly. Find out what else is necessary to create this crucial compound. More...

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Discovery
How Much Water Is There On, In, and Above the Earth?

How Much Water Is There On, In, and Above the Earth?

Compare the relative amounts of all Earth's water to the size of the planet, and see how it moves from place to place and from one form to another. More...

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U.S. Geological Survey
Hydrologists: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Hydrologists: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Inside and outdoors, hydrologists study how water moves across and through the Earth’s crust, as well as how to manage the water supply. Strap on your waders to see if this occupation appeals to you. More...

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Bureau of Labor Statistics
Hydrosphere (Earth Science)

Hydrosphere (Earth Science)

All of Earth's water is contained in the hydrosphere, and the hydrologic cycle ties it together. Go beyond H2O to explore some complex chemistry of all this liquid, ice, and vapor. More...

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Encyclopedia Britannica
Key Water Indicator Portal - Water Statistics

Key Water Indicator Portal - Water Statistics

Water flows all over the world, but not all areas share equal amounts or quality. Compare renewable water resources and other indicators country by country. More...

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United Nations
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Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, & Atmosphere

Lithosphere, Hydrosphere, & Atmosphere

Take a closer look at Earth's three layers and how they interact with this StudyJams! slide show. Then test yourself with 7-question quiz. More...

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Scholastic
MapMaker Interactive

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Earth’s oceans move energy around the globe. Explore cold and warm currents, sea surface temperatures, and other factors to make a customized map. More...

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National Geographic
The Hydrosphere

The Hydrosphere

Our planet is unique for its abundant surface waters, but the hydrosphere is changing. Investigate the effects of climate change and a rising sea level as well as the variability of precipitation around the globe. More...

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Aspen Global Change Institute
What Is the Cryosphere?

What Is the Cryosphere?

Areas with temperatures falling below 32°F for at least part of the year compose the cryosphere — where water is frozen solid on land and in water. Find out the effect of these areas on global climate. More...

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NOAA

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