(1) Process of storage of products of erosion or abrasion, or of water, salts, sediments, etc., in natural or artificial water bodies.

(2) Quantity of snow, or any other form of water in the solid state, which is added to a glacier, floating ice, or a snow-field.


UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on January 21, 2014 .