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MARCI weather report, January 8-14, 2018

Last week, the red planet experienced weather conditions comparable to that of the preceding week. The plateaus of Solis and Syria both experienced short-lived local-scale dust storms. Along the equatorial latitudes, the aphelion cloud belt persisted each afternoon. Looking northward, … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, January 1-7, 2018

Small transient dust storms were spotted over Solis and Syria Planum this past week. The aphelion cloud belt, comprised of condensate water-ice clouds, dominated the equatorial latitudes all week. Apart from dust haze over some areas, dust-lifting activity was diminished … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 25-31, 2017

Weather features on the red planet were very similar to the previous week. The aphelion cloud belt, formed of diffuse water-ice clouds, persisted over the tropics. Focusing further southward, local-scale dust storms were observed over Solis Planum and western Noachis. … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 11-17, 2017

Last week, a couple of small transient dust storms were spotted near the edge of the north polar cap, which had already reached its perennial configuration. Looking further south to the tropics, the aphelion cloud belt continued to be the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, December 4-10, 2017

Diffuse afternoon water-ice clouds continued to be the prominent feature over the tropics of Mars this past week. Among these latitudes, local-scale dust storms were observed over eastern Meridiani, southern Arabia, and northeast of Arsia Mons (the southernmost volcano of … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Nov 27-Dec 3, 2017

During the past week on Mars, dust hazes and dust clouds were observed over northern Utopia, just west of the Olympia dune field. Looking to the low latitudes, the aphelion cloud belt proceeded to dominate the skies with condensate water-ice … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 20-26, 2017

Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice arrived last week on Mars. The northern polar ice cap had nearly reached its perennial (near minimum) configuration. Dust lifting off of the northern cap edge contributed to dust hazes over Acidalia and northern Utopia. The … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, November 6-12, 2017

Dust-lifting near the north polar ice cap led to murky conditions over parts of Acidalia and northern Utopia. The dust that was pushed southward over Acidalia, formed a stationary dust cloud — likely the result of an eddy. Looking to … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Oct 30-Nov 5, 2017

Last week on Mars, a slight up-tick in dust-lifting occurred along the north polar ice cap edge. As storm activity northeast of Tempe pushed dust southward over the plains of Acidalia, a dust storm also swept over the sands of … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, October 23-29, 2017

This past week dust-lifting near the edge of the perennial north polar ice cap transported dust to the plains of Arcadia and Acidalia. Meanwhile, an expanse of water-ice clouds, known as the aphelion cloud-belt continued to dominate the skies of … Continue reading

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