Frost smoke

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Term: Frost smoke
Definition: Sea ice terminology that describes fog-like clouds that are formed when cold air and relatively warm water come in contact with each other. Frost smoke can appear over openings in the ice or leeward of the ice edge, and may persist while ice is forming.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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