MARCI weather report, July 4-10, 2016

releaseimg_160704_160710Dust storm activity over the southern hemisphere intensified soon after Mars’ equinox last week. A number of large local-scale storms developed in Sirenum and Aonia. Other regions along the defrosting seasonal south polar ice cap edge also experienced small short-lived dust storms, including eastern Argyre and western Hellas. Towards the end of the week, a transient dust storm was spotted over Solis Planum. A mix of water-ice clouds and dust storms continued to drift over the northern lowlands. Diffuse… [More at link, including video]

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