Frost smoke

Frost smoke

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Credit: BRITISH ANTARCTIC SURVEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Frost smoke over the sea. This is a type of fog that occurs when extremely cold air moves over relatively warm water. Evaporation from the water rapidly leads to the saturation of the overlying air, causing the fog to form. Photographed off the Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica.

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Keywords: antarctic, antarctica, atmosphere, atmospheric, cold, environment, evaporation, fog, freezing, frost smoke, frozen, ice, icy, ocean, ronne ice shelf, saturated, sea, vapour, water

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