PerspectiveAtmospheric Science

Solving the PSC Mystery

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Science  06 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5514, pp. 61-63
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060083

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Until the discovery of the ozone hole in the mid-1980s, polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) were considered beautiful curiosities. In their Perspective, Tolbert and Toon describe the insights gained since then into how PSCs form and how they affect the destruction of stratospheric ozone.