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Date: 06/09/15 01:46 PM

18 Responses to What The Earth Would Look Like Without Water [Gif]

  1. Profile photo of ntropy
    ntropy Male 18-29
    310 posts
    June 8, 2014 at 3:08 pm
    Link: What The Earth Would Look Like Without Water - Just watch it for a minute and imagine. Seems like a pretty legit model.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    pretty cool model!
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    LegerDemain Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm
    It`s interesting that the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean is one of the highest points of the earth. I would have thought that the ocean floor would be below sea level if it was a map of the earth without the water. I think it`s a map of the gravitational variances of the earth, but I`m not sure.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm
    Why is most of India under water on this map?

    VV @LegerDemain: ooo! Gravitational variances would explain that nicely, notice Hudson`s Bay?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    June 9, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    This is just total bull$#!+. The difference between the highest point on earth (Mt. Everest) and the lowest point in the ocean (Marianas Trench) is about 0.15% of the earth`s diameter, which at the scale of this picture would be considerably less than 1 pixel.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    Although I don`t agree with the shape we really do take for granted how lucky we are to have all that water. And that wafer thin atmosphere holding us all in place.
    And yet still we don`t take care of it.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm
    I think OldOllie nailed it. Nothing to add.
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    G0T0Guy Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2014 at 6:13 pm
    Yeah if the earth were shrunk to the size of a billiard ball it would be perfectly smooth to the touch. this picture is just bad.
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    So, the earth without water resembles a giant Chinese meat bun?
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
    The difference between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean ... I don`t friggin` think so. Not to mention I thought the deepest part of the ocean was in the Atlantic, not the Indian Ocean.

    the gravity thing I`d buy.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm
    Hey, it`s my left testicle!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2014 at 9:27 pm
    The diameter of the earth is about 8000 miles. The range of the opposing shaded areas is 190m. Therefore, the globe portrayed here is grossly exaggerated.

    Also, Sri Lanka looks to be at the bottom of the world`s deepest ocean. So that`s borked.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 4:19 am
    Yeah they went nuts with the elevation differences. The Earth is more spherical than this.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 4:20 am
    Best comment @Freddy.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2014 at 7:32 am
    I don`t think that`s meant to be a physical model.

    It looks like a temperature graph showing deviation from average.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2014 at 11:37 am
    I don`t think it has anything to do with water. It is a representation of the gravity surface anomaly from an oblate spheroid. Possibly based upon the WGS84 as it is pretty close to zero in North America. Anomaly exaggerated to a huge degree of course on the model, but represented by the colours.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    June 11, 2014 at 12:46 am
    An image without a source or explanation is pretty useless.

    This is the visual equivalent of the phase: "Look how High."
    Meaningless without context.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    The Earth`s diameter is 7,918 Miles, Mt. Everst is approximately 5.5 miles above Sea Level and the Marianna trench is approximately 6.8 miles below sea level.

    Even without oceans Earth comparatively would be smoother than a Cue Ball albeit not as round since there is a slight bulge in the middle.

    And one more fact, the deepest we have ever drilled into the earth would be less than the thickness of the skin on an apple.

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