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Frozen beach and sea smoke

Sea smoke forms when very cold air moves over warmer water. Josh Blash caught this sea smoke from Rye, New Hampshire.

Sea smoke over the Atlantic on February 14, 2016 by Josh Blash.  Visit him on Facebook.

View larger. | Sea smoke over the Atlantic on February 14, 2016 by Josh Blash. Visit him on Facebook.

Sea smoke is also called Arctic smoke, or frost smoke, or Arctic mist. It forms when very cold air moves over warmer water and can sometimes be seen forming over small patches of open water in Arctic sea ice. Josh Blash captured this image of sea smoke from Rye, New Hampshire. He wrote:

It looked really cool with the beach being completely frozen over.

Thank you, Josh!

Deborah Byrd

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