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MARCI weather report, March 13-19, 2017

The regional-scale dust storm which lingered above Xanthe Terra, finally began to dissipate during the last three sols of this past week. The visible dust cloud lofted by the storm was observed over Noachis reaching as far as northwest Hellas … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 6-12, 2017

Regional storm activity continued over Xanthe Terra as last week’s regional storm parked itself over the equator, just west of the Opportunity rover site. The storm extended from Chryse Planitia in the north to northwest Noachis in the southern hemisphere, … Continue reading

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MARCI tracking back-to-back regional dust storms

A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images from the orbiter’s … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Feb 27-March 5, 2017

The major martian dust storm mentioned in the previous report gradually abated near the beginning of this past week. This left a large cloud of dust which stretched east to the region of southern Cimmeria. As the week progressed, the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, February 20-26, 2017

A major dust storm system traveled down the Acidalia storm-track this past week on Mars. Two dust storms observed at the beginning of the week, quickly merged, forming a regional dust storm. The regional dust storm was further fed by … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, February 13-19, 2017

Mars continued to display local-scale storm activity for the past week. Repeated dust storms were observed over Amazonis and near the Phlegra Montes. The northern part of the Acidalia storm-track also experienced short-lived dust storms near Tempe and Chryse. Further … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, February 6-12, 2017

Local-scale dust storm activity soldiered on over the northern lowlands and along the Acidalia storm-track this past week on Mars. At the beginning of the week, a dust storm over Xanthe Terra pushed southward over eastern Valles Marineris where it … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, Jan 30-Feb 5, 2017

Continued local-scale dust storm activity across many regions of the northern hemisphere of Mars this past week. The Acidalia storm-track was active with short-lived dust storms on most afternoons. Looking towards the other northern lowlands, Amazonis, Utopia, and eastern Elysium … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report: January 23-29, 2017

For the past week on Mars, local-scale dust storms continued to sweep down the Acidalia storm-track. Some of these small magnitude storms lofted dust towards Valles Marineris and northwestern Noachis. The plains of Amazonis, Utopia, and near the Phlegra Montes … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, January 16-22, 2017

Martian weather this past week was highlighted by the onset of the Northern hemisphere mid-winter/ Southern hemisphere mid-summer cross-equatorial regional dust storms. This part of the regional storm season on Mars is denoted by local storms that develop in the … Continue reading

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