Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Water!

Hello, All!  I haven't been posting for a while, so I thought that I'd write a post about water.  It's more of an essay, though.  So, here it is!


Water is one of the most unappreciated necessities on Earth.  Without it, everything (including us) would die and our planet would become utterly useless.  Rain is the most important ways we get water, while glaciers only sit there and look amazing.  The rainbows are remarkable and need to be learned and respected by all people.

I’ll start with rain.  With the amount of rain falling in even only one acre of land, if it rained a simple 1 inch, there’d be roughly 27,154 gallons of water.  On the acre only!  And if it rained one inch over California (its 840 miles long) there’d be a ridiculous amount of water.

Glaciers are nature’s way of saying, “Start small, think big.”  It starts out as a snow build-up and as more and more snow falls, the weight of it all compresses it into ice.  And, of course, it melts once a year, and every time it melts, it flows like a river, and freezes again.  More snow falls, and the process continues.  If you want to see some amazing photos of glaciers, than go to this website! http://www.travelsupermarket.com/blog/glaciers-that-look-like-art/

Rainbows are some of the most beautiful things that are created by rain.  They are only the sun shining through raindrops but all of the colors are amazing.  Sun dogs are more common than rainbows but are equally beautiful.  They’re formed by light refracting in ice crystals in cirriform clouds.  Their official name is perihelion.  Go to this website to see some amazing pictures of sundogs!  http://www.w7ftt.net/sundog1.html

Water needs to be more appreciated, and I’m hoping that this article will help with that.  Have a good day, and thanks for reading!  I'll be trying to blog more, but I've been pretty busy, so keep an eye out for more blogs!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting another great article! It's flooded with things I didn't know, like sun dogs. I couldn't resist the urge to calculate that a ridiculous amount of water is equal to 2,757,056,408,320 gallons.

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    1. ha ha! Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks also for calculating the amount of water! I wanted to know but I didn't know how.

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