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MARCI weather report, January 9-15, 2017

Local-scale dust storm activity was observed over a number of martian regions during this past week. These here today gone tomorrow style dust storms recurred over Amazonis, Chryse, Tempe, and near the Phlegra Montes. The southern highlands were relatively uneventful … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Relatively dust-free lavas, Asia Mons

Relatively dust free lavas from Arsia Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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MARCI weather report, January 2-8, 2017

There was a slight increase in local-scale dust storm activity this past week on Mars. Short-lived dust storms were observed over Alba, Tempe, Acidalia, and Chryse Planitia. Dust hazes were spotted over Xanthe Terra on the sol following activity over … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Dec 26, 2016-Jan 1, 2017

The red planet continued to display sporadic dust activity this past week. Dust storms associated with the north polar hood were spotted over the northern landforms of Tempe, Deuteronilus, and Alba Patera. Further equatorward, the plains of Chryse and Amazonis … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 19-25, 2016

Dust storm activity continued to be sparse across most of Mars this past week. A small number of dust-lifting events associated with the north polar hood were observed over northern Tempe and north of Alba Patera. Looking to the southern … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 12-18, 2016

Dust-lifting activity was rather uneventful for the past week on Mars. A couple of tiny local-scale dust storms were observed near the remaining portion of the seasonal south polar ice cap edge. Looking to the northern hemisphere, dust and water-ice … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 5-11, 2016

The weather patterns of Mars this past week did not deviate much from that of the previous weeks. Dust hazes over the high southern latitudes continued to waft near the remaining seasonal south polar ice cap. Focusing on the northern … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Nov 28-Dec 4, 2016

Martian dust-lifting activity continued to be uneventful this past week as spring and fall transitioned to southern hemisphere summer and northern hemisphere winter. Dust hazes persisted over the southern high latitudes for most of the week. The area known as … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 21-27, 2016

Afternoon dust storm activity was sparse across most of Mars during the past week. Exceptions were a local-scale dust storm observed over northern Amazonis Planitia, as well as, a dust haze that continued over Aonia and latitudes south of 60°S … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 14-20, 2016

Dust-lifting activity was fairly typical for this time of martian season. In the southern hemisphere, repeated dust activity over southern Aonia contributed to a cloud of dust further to the west. Dust hazes were also observed over the southern portions … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report: November 7-13, 2016

Martian weather this past week was little changed from the previous week. A larger diffuse dust cloud persisted at high south latitudes throughout the week. The cloud was sustained by daily, local dust storms coming north from the seasonal south … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Oct 31-Nov 6, 2016

For the past week on Mars, local-scale storm activity over Aonia and Sirenum led to murky conditions along the retreating seasonal south polar ice cap edge. Looking a bit further north, a couple short-lived isolated dust storms were spotted over … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, October 24-30, 2016

Last week on Mars, dust-lifting activity over the northern hemisphere was relatively sporadic. Local-scale dust storms were observed over Amazonis and Deuteronilus. Looking to the southern hemisphere, repeated dust-lifting activity was spotted near the Mountains of Mitchel. This activity stretched … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, October 17-23, 2016

Local dust storms continued along the receding seasonal south polar ice cap edge this past week. Meanwhile, on the other side of the red planet, transient dust storms just south of the north polar hood were observed over Deuteronilus and … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, October 10-16, 2016

A slight increase in local-scale dust activity was observed on Mars last week. Looking to the southern highlands, transient dust storms were spotted over Cimmeria, Sirenum, and Aonia on multiple sols. Local-scale dust activity was also observed propagating southward from … Continue reading

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