Chef de Cambuse, cruising and wine

All the water and all the air

written by Frank, on Nov 23, 2005 9:02:00 PM.

Adam Nieman did some exceedingly impressing visualizations which depict the total volume of air and water in the world.
I’m bound to cite him “ Surprisingly small quanties when you look at them like this!


All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.


All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density.

The water/air balls are always shown on the same scale as the Earth. Larger pictures can be found @ his site and an article about these images can be found here: How Much Water, How Much Air?