What was really remarkable is that the polar stratospheric clouds were an omnipresent feature,' says NOZE
team leader Susan Solomon, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Boulder, Colo.
Meanwhile, in the Antarctic this month, NOZE
II scientists are again collecting ground-based measurements while others are studying the ozone hole from planes.
Without seeing the NOZE data firsthand, they have been unable to comment directly on the results.
The NOZE team's conclusion that the "proposed dynamical mechanism of hole formation is not valid" was based on measurements of nitrous oxide and aerosol particles.
Several scientists involved with these two theories dispute the NOZE