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hydrosphere The water on the surface of the earth. Some 74% of the earth's surface is covered with water, 97% (or some 1021 kilograms) of which is in the oceans. Icecaps and glaciers contain about 3 × 1019 kg, rivers about 1015 kg, lakes and inland seas about 2 × 1017 kg, and groundwater (down to 4000 metres) about 8 × 1019 kg. Water in the atmosphere contains only about 1016 kg.

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hydrosphere

hy·dro·sphere / ˈhīdrəˌsfir/ • n. (usu. the hydrosphere) all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.

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hydrosphere The whole of that body of water which exists on or close to the surface of the Earth. The hydrosphere formed as the Earth cooled and atmospheric water condensed.

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hydrosphere The total body of water which exists on or close to the surface of the Earth.

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