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Tessa R. Vance, Tas D. van Ommen, Mark A. J. Curran, Chris T. Plummer, and Andrew D. Moy

). Brine crystals growing on sea ice (frost flowers) are another source of sea salt aerosols. Frost flower growth requires calm conditions, cold temperatures, and the formation of new sea ice; thus, sea-spray inputs from wind ablation of these structures are primarily significant during early winter ( Rankin et al. 2000 ; Roscoe et al. 2011 ). New sea ice may form in the LD region in March during cold outbreaks, although generally the sea ice growth season in this region is from April onward (R

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