Observe the size of the three hemispheres.
These three hemispheres correspond to the amount of liquid, solid and gaseous water that our planet possesses.
Liquid water is the prevailing type. It is in lakes, rivers and inner seas, also in the atmosphere- drops forming clouds- and subterranean zones; but it is in the oceans where it reaches its larger volume: 1,3 billions of cubic kilometres! Two thirds of Earth’s surface is covered by liquid water, responsible for the bluish colour of our planet seen from space.
Solid water, with a far lower volume-24 million of cubic meters- is mainly in the polar caps, and also in mountain glaciers and the atmosphere.
Finally, gaseous water occupies 14,000 cubic kilometres in the shape of atmospheric vapour that is an invisible gas.
«Estados del agua y su distribución» es un módulo de la Sala del Agua incluido dentro de la sección «Agua y ciencia»