• # question_answer On the planet earth most of the freshwater exists as ice caps and glaciers. Out of the remaining freshwaters, the largest proportion A)  Is found in atmosphere as moisture and clouds. B)  Is found in freshwater lakes and rivers. C)  Exists as groundwater. D)  Exists as soil moisture.

Solution :

[c] Of the total water available on the planet earth, 97.4 percent is in oceans and seas and only 2.6 percent is fresh water. The distribution of the freshwater available on the planet earth is as follows:  Source Quantity (cubic km) Percentage of the total fresh water 1. Snow caps, Icebergs and Glaciers 27,818,246 77.23 2. Groundwater up to 0.8 km depth 3,551,572 9.86 3. Groundwater 0.8-4 km depth 4,448,470 12.35 4. Soil Moistures 61,1234 0.17 5. Freshwater lakes 126,070 0.33 6. Atmosphere 14,408 0.04 7. Rivers 1,080 0.003

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