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MARCI weather report, August 5-11, 2019

During the past week on Mars, transient dust storms were observed along the edge of the south polar hood in Sirenum and Aonia. While in the northern hemisphere, storms developed along the seasonal cap edge, with one arcuate-shaped storm propagating … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, July 15-21, 2019

For the past week on Mars, small sporadic dust storms continued along the south polar hood. Dust activity was also observed a bit further north over Solis Planum, central Cimmeria, and just south of eastern Valles Marineris. Looking to the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, July 8-14, 2019

Dust-lifting occurred northwest of Argyre at the beginning of the week, giving rise to dusty conditions over eastern Valles Marineris for several afternoons. Looking eastward across the southern highlands, numerous small short-lived dust events were observed over Terra Cimmeria. The … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, July 1-7, 2019

Dust storm activity picked-up over the northern lowlands of Mars this past week. Near the middle of the week, long arcuate-shaped dust storms propagated eastward across the plains of Acidalia. Subsequent dust events swept northward over the perennial north polar … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 24-30, 2019

There was a slight uptick in frequency of dust-lifting events over the southern hemisphere of Mars this past week. Dust storms north of Argyre were once again advected equatorwards — this time extending past eastern Valles Marineris to Xanthe Terra. … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 17-23, 2019

With the exception of a single arcuate-shaped dust storm, similar in morphology to a terrestrial low-pressure systems, which was dipping southward across Acidalia, the northern lowlands were relatively uneventful this past week. In the southern hemisphere, a dust storm north … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 10-16, 2019

The regional dust storm noted in the previous week’s report had abated by the beginning of this past week, with only a remnant dust haze visible around Olympus Mons for a couple additional sols. Conditions along the edge of the … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, June 3-9, 2019

Last week on Mars, dust storm activity continued along the edge of the receding seasonal north polar ice cap. Near the beginning of the week, a regional-scale dust storm occurred over the eastern Arcadia region and spread both southward to … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, May 27-June 2, 2019

There was a slight uptick in dust activity this past week on Mars. The week began with a couple of arcuate-shaped dust storms extending over the retreating seasonal north polar ice cap in Acidalia and Arcadia. Looking to the southern … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, May 20-26, 2019

Last week on Mars, water ice clouds and small dust-lifting events continued to be observed along the retreating seasonal north polar ice cap edge. Near the end of the week, larger pulses of dust activity were spotted over the plains … Continue reading

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