Consider the following statements about Polar Stratospheric Clouds:

  1. Polar stratospheric clouds generally result in polar ozone depletion
  2. Polar stratospheric clouds are present in large quantities over Antarctica, while they are completely absent over Arctic

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Second statement is incorrect because polar stratospheric clouds are present in both Arctic and Antarctic. These clouds are formed at high altitudes and generally in winters.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module