More About Water!

Percentages

71% of the earth is made up of water. 96 % of the earth waters is found in oceans. 30% is in groundwater and 68% is in the ice caps. An average person should consume approximately 64 ounces of water each day.

How Water Moves On Earth

The water can move continually on Earth by a process called evapotranspiration which consists of evaporation, the process of water rising from the earth into the atmosphere through heat, and transpiration, a similar process in which water rises from the earth into the atmosphere without heat. Its a continuous cycle that collects water from the Earth to the atmosphere.

Role of Temperature

Temperature is an indication of how hot or cold something is. By increasing temperature you directly increase the kinetic energy of a solid, liquid, or gas. Fluctuating water temperatures can change the patterns of nature, as it can affect growth, reproduction, and migration patterns.

For example living things tend to grow quicker at warmer temperatures.Water temperature has a tremendous impact on water density. Differences in water temperature and density cause stratification.