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MARCI weather report, May 7-13, 2018

Dust-lifting activity continued at mid-to-high latitudes for both hemispheres this past week. Looking to the northern lowlands, a mixture of dust storms and water-ice clouds propagated eastward, signaling further development of the north polar hood. Large local-scale dust storms occurred … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 23-29, 2018

Weather patterns this past week were very similar to those reported the previous week. A new regional dust storm kicked up in the southern mid-to-low latitudes of Promethei-Cimmeria. It extended northeast over Gusev Crater, the final resting place of the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 16-22, 2018

A regional dust storm kicked up in the southern mid-to-low latitudes of Promethei-Cimmeria this past week. Dust lofted by the storm was transported eastward as far as western Noachis. Additional local storm activity was observed in Hellas Basin, as well … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: A change of season

Sols 2027-28, April 20, 2018, update by MSL scientist Scott Guzewich: This was a week of transition for Curiosity’s environmental science team. The cloudy season on Mars has ended as we’ve seen a marked decrease in water ice cloud activity … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 9-15, 2018

Dust storm activity continued along the seasonal south polar ice cap edge of Mars this past week. Equatorward of the southern seasonal cap edge, local-scale dust storms were observed over Noachis and Cimmeria. At the beginning of the week, a … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 2-8, 2018

Martian weather remained quite active last week. Several small polar storms developed into a regional dust storm over the northern plains. Local-scale storms were observed along the seasonal south polar cap edge from Sirenum to Cimmeria. Looking to the mid-to-low … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 26-April 1, 2018

Dusty conditions across much of the martian southern highlands last week. Several short-lived local-scale dust storms were observed along the seasonal south polar ice cap edge, while another storm north of Argyre pushed northeast into Valles Marineris. Dust lofted by … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 19-25, 2018

Numerous dust storms occurred over the southern highlands of Mars last week. Similar to activity mentioned in the previous report, dust lifting over Solis and north of Argyre pushed equatorward towards Valles Marineris. Focusing further south, repeated local-scale dust storms … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 12-18, 2018

Continued local-scale dust storm activity across many parts of Mars this past week. Noachis Terra and eastern Aonia saw multiple here today gone tomorrow type of dust storms. North of Aonia, dust-lifting activity spotted over Solis lofted dust northward into … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 5-11, 2018

There was an uptick in dust storm activity this past week, which is typical for this time of season. The Acidalia storm from last week had dissipated by mid-week. Northern Utopia and areas near the sands of Olympia were sites … Continue reading

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