Earth Without Water

What would earth look like if water were to dry up and disappear?  Imagine how this would impact not only our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams – but even the atmosphere and clouds.  All flora and fauna would dry out, die, and turn into sand and dust.  We tried to simulate what this might look like.  To do this, we used NASA satellite map of earth with topological data.  We also simulated the colors we might expect if all vegetation and creatures were to die and also if all glaciers were to disappear.  Due to limited data available, the displacement scale may be somewhat exaggerated for illustrative purposes, but the topology is relatively scaled. Continue reading