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Seasmoke

 

The water is warmer than the air.
The water is warmer than the air. 

The water temperature of Lake Superior is very warm — barely above 40 degrees, but that’s a lot warmer than 17 below zero. Seen her is “seasmoke,” a phenomenon in which¬†Arctic Sea Smoke or Steam Fog develops when very cold (arctic) air moves across relatively warm, open water. Strong upward fluxes of latent heat from the water surface result in water vapor quickly condensing as it is mixed and cooled with the adjacent cold air. Source: MPR:Arctic phenomenon: Lake Superior Steam Devils

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