Precipitation (neerslag): The different ways water falls back down to earth. For instance as rain, snow or hail.
Evaporation (verdamping): The process of water in liquid form turning into water in gaseous (gas) form..
Water vapor (waterdamp): Invisible gas that forms when water evaporates.
Condensation (condensatie): The proces of a gas turning into a liquid. When watervapour cools it condenses into tiny drops of water and ice crystals. This is what we call clouds.
Infiltration (infiltratie): process by which water enters the soil (bodem)
Hydrological cycle (waterkringloop): The process by which seawater returns to the sea through evaporation and precipitation, and through groundwater and rivers
Short hydrological cycle (korte waterkringloop): The process in which sea water evaporates and falls back into the sea through clouds and precipitation.
Long hydrological cycle (lange waterkringloop): The process in which sea water evaporates and flows back to the sea through clouds, precipitation, groundwater and rivers.
Glacier (gletsjer): Large bodies of ice on mountains as a result of snow falling on the mountains, which accumulates over time