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Water use and the water cycle
Water use and the water cycle

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Tuesday, 5 Jul 2022, 10:38
Site: Open Learning
Course: Water use and the water cycle (S278_12)
Glossary: S278_12 Glossary
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Reservoir

When used in connection with the water cycle, this is a part of the hydrosphere that stores water temporarily. Also a means of artificial water storage.

Residence time

The average time that water stays in a reservoir before moving to another reservoir; e.g. the average time that a water molecule spends in the atmosphere before falling to the ground as rain or snow.