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Climate Change: Challenges and Priorities for Basic Research, May 20, 2008,
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Slide title: Water on Planet Earth

Slide image: Three bar graphs show the distribution of Earth's water:
  Left: Labeled "Earth's water" Fresh water 3%; Saline (oceans) 97%
  Center: Labeled "Freshwater" Other 0.9%; Surface water 0.3%; Ground water 30.1%; Icecaps and Glaciers 68.7%
  Right: Labeled "Fresh surface water (liquid)" Rivers 2%; Swamps 11%; Lakes 87%

Slide image credit: U.S. Geological Survey

Background image: photo showing water falling

Background image credit: 2009 JupiterImages Corporation

Design by Adrian Apodaca, National Science Foundation

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