Creeping toward Menemsha. Lisa Vanderhoop

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Of all the clouds that form around the Island, sea smoke has the briefest season. The fogbanks of summer are formed when the earth cools at night and water condenses out of the humid atmosphere, only to be evaporated again beneath the morning sun. Sea smoke is also born of a temperature differential, but in this case the needed ingredients are warmish ocean water and a much colder layer of air.

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