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Stratospheric 'Rocks' May Bode Ill for Ozone

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Science  09 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5506, pp. 962-963
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5506.962b

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Although no real ozone hole has opened over the Arctic like it has in the Antarctic, atmospheric chemists worry that that could change in the coming greenhouse era. And on page 1026 of this issue of Science, a team of researchers studying the Arctic stratosphere reports the discovery of bizarre particles in clouds there that could make arctic ozone more vulnerable to changing climate.