MARCI weather report, June 12-18, 2017

MARCI-June-15-2017Local-scale dust-raising activity continued this past week with sporadic storms over the mid-to-high latitudes of both northern and southern hemispheres. Towards the beginning of the week, dust storms were spotted pushing southward over the plains of Acidalia and Utopia. Looking further north, the seasonal ice cap edge had retreated to ~61°N latitude. In the tropics, the plateaus of Syria and Solis experienced a transient dust storm or two in the first half of the week. Diffuse water-ice clouds persisted over the slopes of Olympus, Elysium, and the Tharsis Montes… [More at link, including video]

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