Tag Archives: dust

MARCI weather report, October 8-14, 2018

Dust clouds and hazes continued along the seasonal south polar ice cap edge of Mars this past week. Dust storms were observed from Aonia Terra to northern Noachis Terra to northern Amazonis. The Amazonis storm was advected southwest over the … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MARCI weather report, October 1-7, 2018

Weather patterns on Mars were fairly typical last week. Large dust lifting activity associated with the defrosting south polar seasonal ice cap continued over southern Sirenum and Aonia. The western hemisphere of these polar latitudes also had some small dust … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

MARCI weather report: September 17-23, 2018

During the past week, dusty conditions continued along the retreating seasonal south polar ice cap edge. Sites of activity included Aonia, southern Sirenum, and southwest of Hellas — near the ‘Mountains of Mitchel.’ Looking further northward, dust lifting was relatively … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

MARCI weather report, September 10-16, 2018

Multiple local-scale dust storms picked up along the seasonal south polar ice cap of Mars this past week. This activity that extended over Aonia, Cimmeria, and near the Mountains of Mitchel generated a diffuse dust cloud along the cap edge. … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

MARCI weather report, September 3-9, 2018

Slightly hazy conditions continued across many regions of Mars last week. Near the start and end of the week, a couple small dust lifting events occurred over the low-latitudes of Noachis Terra. Looking to the eastern hemisphere, a transient local-scale … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Opportunity report, Sol 5193, by A.J.S. Rayl, The Planetary Society

September 9, 2018: NASA Focuses on Recovering Opportunity as Storm Diminishes and Dust Settles: The dust raising power of the storms that wrapped Mars in a cloud in June and July diminished in August, sending all that powdery stuff back … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

MARCI weather report, Aug 27-Sept 2, 2018

Dusty atmospheric conditions resulting from the planetary-encircling dust event continued to wane across much of Mars for the past week. Looking to the equatorial latitudes, a couple short-lived dust events were observed over North Central Noachis Terra. Further west, dust … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Opportunity: Martian skies clearing over rover

[Editor's note: The above images were taken on July 7, 2017.] A planet-encircling dust storm on Mars, which was first detected May 30 and halted operations for the Opportunity rover, continues to abate. With clearing skies over Opportunity’s resting spot … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

MARCI weather report, August 20-26, 2018

Afternoon skies became less dusty as dust continued to settle out of the atmosphere this past week. In the middle of the week, local dust storm activity returned to Noachis Terra. During that time, a dust storm pushed southward over … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

THEMIS: Wind streaks in Terra Sirenum

THEMIS Image of the Day, August 28, 2018. This VIS image shows a small region in Terra Sirenum. The bright material forming “tails” behind the craters were created by surface winds funneled over and around the crater. The raised rims … Continue reading

Posted in Reports | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off