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Term: Sea smoke Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Evaporation fog formed when water vapor is added to air which is much colder than the vapor's source; most commonly, when very cold air drifts across relatively warm water; also called steam fog.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A fog that forms when an outbreak of cold air settles over an expanse of open, relatively warmer water, reducing visibility to less than 1 kilometre. Also known as steam fog. (See also arctic sea smoke, and advection fog or sea fog)  ECCCanada 

Evaporation fog produced above a surface of open water when the air is stable and relatively cold (for example, air which has moved over stretches of ice). syn. antarctic sea smoke, arctic sea smoke  WMOMeteoterm 

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