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Hydrosphere

Hydrosphere Classifications -> Summary Synopsis Paragraphs[edit]

Hydrosphere Codes (AC) Classifications -> Summary Synopsis Paragraphs
Hydro Code Statement (Summary Synopsis Paragraph) Remarks
0 World has 0% of its surface covered by liquid. It has no readily accessible, free-standing water.
  • Water is in precious, short supply on this world and must often be imported, such as from ice-bearing planetoids if available.
  • Water recycling is an important part of any settlement on this world.
  • It is a Desert World or a Hell World.
  • It is a super arid (anhydrous) environment.
Desert World
1 World has 01-10% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water.
  • Water is in precious, short supply on this world and must often be imported, such as from ice-bearing planetoids if available.
  • Water recycling may be a significant part of any settlement on this world.
  • It might be a Hell World.
  • It is an arid (near anhydrous) environment.
2 World has 11-20% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It has a few small seas.
  • Water recycling may be a significant part of any settlement on this world.
  • It might be a Hell World.
  • It is a standard (wet) environment.
3 World has 21-30% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It has a few small seas and

oceans.

4 World has 31-40% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It might have a few large oceans.
5 World has 41-50% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It has several large oceans.
6 World has 51-60% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It has significant large liquid bodies.
7 World has 61-70% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It is an Earth-like world. Example: Terra
8 World has 71-80% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. It is mostly covered in large bodies of water, often interconnected.
9 World has 81-90% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. Only a few small islands and archipelagos exist that aren't covered in water.
  • Land is in short supply. Not including any population in orbit, settlements are either confined to several islands (some large), float on or above the water, or are underwater.
  • It is a marine (near superhydrous) environment.
A World has 91-100% of its surface covered by liquid, including free-standing water. This world is almost entirely covered with liquids or water.
  • Land is in very short supply. Not including any population in orbit, settlements are either confined to a few islands, float on or above the water, or are underwater.
  • Such worlds are Water Worlds or Ocean Worlds even of a panthalassic nature.
  • It is a supermarine (superhydrous) environment.