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"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.
It featured, among other things, the track I Was Drunk featuring Noze and its cheeky video was nothing short of a Youtube sensation.
10 NATURE, comes from a group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., which participated in the first National Ozone Expedition (NOZE I) last September and October at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.
This explanation would match other results from NOZE I, which found abnormally high September levels of one such form, chlorine monoxide (ClO), a molecule active in ozone destruction (SN: 5/23/87, p.326).
National Ozone Expedition (NOZE) at McMurdo Station in Antarctica (SN: 10/25/86, p.261), also announced finding surprisingly low levels of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere above Antarctica.
The SUNY group plans to gather morerefined measurements of nitrous oxide and chlorine monoxide through ground-based millimeter-wave spectroscopy when they return to Antarctica in August for NOZE 2.
In spite of tremendous static on the satellite link to Washington, D.C., the message from the National Ozone Expedition (NOZE) in Antarctica seemed clear enough: The dynamic theory proposed to explain the mysterious ozone hole was dead.
Back in the Northern Hemisphere, dynamists have cried "foul." Without seeing the NOZE data firsthand, they have been unable to comment directly on the results.
Solomon is the leader of the National Ozone Expedition (NOZE), which went to Antarctica in August to study the stratospheric ozone hole that has worsened each Antarctic spring during the last decade (SN: 3/1/86, p.133).