# Question 4ecff

Nov 28, 2017

About 2% of all the water on the earth is frozen as ice caps or glaciers at the poles.
https://quizlet.com/2305832/3-the-hydroshpere-flash-cards/
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#### Explanation:

Our beautiful Earth is the only planet in the entire universe (that we know about so far) that has water in huge oceans.

There is so much water on the earth that our planet looks blue from outer space.

But a lot of that water is not good for drinking.

The vast majority (97%) of all the water on the earth is salt water in the oceans.
Only about 3% of all the earth's water is fresh water.

Most (70%) of this fresh water is locked up as ice sheets and glaciers at the poles.
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That means that about 2% of the total water on earth is frozen at the poles.
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So, of the total water on earth, very little (only around 1%)
is available for drinking

DISTRIBUTION OF THE TOTAL WATER ON THE EARTH
97% is salt water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97% $\leftarrow$salt water
Only 3% is fresh water . . . . . . . . . . . 3% $\leftarrow$ fresh water

2% of earth's water is frozen . . . . . . 2% $\leftarrow$ frozen fresh water
1% is available for drinking . . . . . . . .1%# $\leftarrow$ liquid fresh water
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycleice.html

1.75% approx.

#### Explanation:

It is common knowledge that about 70% of the Earth's surface is water.

Out of this water percent, nearly 2.7% is freshwater. And out of this barely 3%, it is included frozen water which makes up approximately 1.75% of the total amount of water is frozen.
(65% of freshwater is frozen)