MARCI weather report, January 21-27, 2019

MARCI-January-25-2019Elevated levels of atmospheric dust, remnants of a recently abated southern hemisphere regional storm, lingered over most of Mars this past week. At high southern latitudes, the perennial south polar ice cap had reached its minimum summer configuration. While in the northern lowlands, the seasonal receding north polar cap edge could be observed under a mixture of dust and water-ice clouds associated with the north polar hood and eastward propagating polar vortex. Each afternoon, the Tharsis Montes and other areas in the tropics were free of water-ice clouds. This was due… [More at link, including video]

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