MARCI weather report, Feb 27-March 5, 2017

feb-28-2017The major martian dust storm mentioned in the previous report gradually abated near the beginning of this past week. This left a large cloud of dust which stretched east to the region of southern Cimmeria. As the week progressed, the dust cloud slowly became less and less optically thick. Looking to the north, a few local-scale dust storms were spotted near Tempe and the Phlegra Montes. By the end of the week, an additional dust storm along the Acidalia storm-track became regional in size over Xanthe Terra. Equatorial water-ice clouds… [More at link, including video]

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