MARCI weather report, July 3-9, 2017

marci-july-5-2017Large extensive dust storms unfurled near the edge of the seasonal north polar ice cap of Mars this past week. This activity made for dusty conditions over Acidalia, Utopia, and Arcadia. The plains of Amazonis also encountered a tiny transient dust storm near the end of the week. Moving our attention further south, condensate water-ice clouds were strewn along many degrees of longitude, from Olympus to Elysium. Dust-lifting activity near Claritas rise… [More at link, including video]

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