National Geographic : 1930 Aug
0B.A.E. "SMOKE" FORMS OVER THE ROSS SEA A water temperature which is much warmer than that of the air causes "sea smoke" to form. While Antarctic airtemperatures arealways low, there is a tremendous heat in the sun's rays and a tarpaulin spread upon the snow sank nine inches in two days. Snow isfrequently inthe air but more often blowing than actually falling.