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Hydrosphere (Greek hydro- means "water") in physical geography, describes collective mass of water that is found under, on and over the surface of the Earth.

Water comprising hydrosphere is found in various forms :

  • under the Earth's surface and in rocks
  • in biosphere - plants and animals
  • water covering the Earth's surface in liquid and solid forms (ice, snow)
  • atmospheric water in clouds and water vapour

Other spheres are :

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