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Polar stratospheric clouds
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- Title Polar stratospheric clouds
- Released 06/04/2006 2:55 pm
- Copyright David Hay Jones/tunc.biz
Polar stratospheric clouds are often referred to as mother-of-pearl clouds because of their iridescent appearance. These clouds form in altitudes between 20 and 30 kilometres when temperatures drop to minus 80 degrees Celsius and play a vital role in ozone destruction.