While nearly 70 percent of the world is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is fresh. The rest is saline and ocean-based. Even then, just 1 percent of our freshwater is easily accessible, with much of it trapped in glaciers and snowfields.
Thereof, what percent of Earth's water is freshwater?
Also, how much water is in the oceans?
Recent estimates put the volume of the Earth's oceans at 1.332 cubic kilometers. This is equivalent to around , or 352 quintillion, gallons of water. As a note, this estimate was made using satellite data to obtain sea surface area, and an average ocean depth of 3.682 km.
How much water is in the ocean in liters?
So a cubic kilometer is equal to one trillion liters. This implies that the volume of the oceans is about 1.35 billion trillion liters, or about 350 million trillion US gallons.
Where is the purest water on earth?
A new scientific study concluded that the world's purest water can be found in fresh waters of Puerto Williams in southern Chile.