carbon reservoir

carbon reservoir
/kabən ˈrɛzəvwa/ (say kahbuhn 'rezuhvwah)

a part of the environment in which carbon is retained, as the atmosphere, the oceans, the biosphere and sediment.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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