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How does the Earth's "piping system" work.

http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/mearth.html

All semester, we've been discussing how humans create an artificial water cycle.  However, the Earth has its own water cycle. This interactive web page does a great job of illustrating how Earth's water cycle works and all the different places that it gets water from and moves water to.  I found it to be a great place to better understand how nature handles water and therefore get me thinking about how we as engineers can supplement this process instead of disrupt it.  I haven't thought up this grand scheme yet but I'm working on it. 

One of the visuals that astounded me was here http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html After seeing this picuure you'll probably be wondering how we even have enough water to live!!

Did you know that glaciers play a major role in the worlds freshwater supply and contain about 69% of the Earths fresh water.  If all the ice caps melted sea level would go up by about 230 ft.  Pretty amazing.  This websites a lot of fun to polk around in.   Have fun!!


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