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The Hydrosphere: Agent of Change Gregory L. Vogt

The Hydrosphere: Agent of Change

Gregory L. Vogt

Published April 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780761328391
Hardcover
80 pages
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Lying just above Earths lithosphere is its hydrosphere-consisting of all of Earths surface water, ice, water vapor suspended in the air, and water soaked into the ground. Almost all of Earth is rock and metal, so the part of Earth that is theMoreLying just above Earths lithosphere is its hydrosphere-consisting of all of Earths surface water, ice, water vapor suspended in the air, and water soaked into the ground. Almost all of Earth is rock and metal, so the part of Earth that is the hydrosphere is a relatively tiny part of the planet as a whole. From the lowest to the highest point, Earths hydrosphere is roughly 20 miles (32 kilometers) thick. That is equal to about 0.5 to 1 percent of Earths total diameter Nevertheless, the hydrosphere has a profound impact on the surface of the planet and the processes that go on there, including the ability of Earth to sustain life.