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Frost flowers grow at outdoor Arctic sea ice lab

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Published on Mar 1, 2012

Grown on the surface of newly formed sea ice, frost flowers can be several times saltier than seawater and may play a key role in what a new study calls the "bromine explosion". The U of M's Dr. Feiyue Wang and his team have recently recreated frost flowers in the Sea Ice Environmental Research Facility (or SERF) at the University of Manitoba, which is the first experimental sea ice facility in Canada.

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