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Front cover photograph: Polar stratospheric clouds in the upper atmosphere seen from the NASA DC-8 aircraft at nearly 39,000 feet, north of Stavanger, Norway; the authors are grateful to NASA and O. B. Toon for providing this photograph. Photograph of breaking waves at "the Wedge," Newport Beach, California, and of multiple light beam reflections in aerosol chamber by J. N. Pitts, Jr.

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