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MARCI weather report, April 24-30, 2017

Dust-lifting activity over southern Sirenum and Aonia swelled into a regional-scale dust storm this past week. The storm swept northeast to southern Argyre where it waned and stretched out towards Hellas. Meanwhile, on the other side of the red planet, … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 17-23, 2017

The red planet continued to display dust-lifting and water-ice clouds along the seasonal north polar ice cap edge this past week. The plains of Chryse and western Amazonis also experienced a local-scale dust storm or two in the second half … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 10-16, 2017

For the past week on Mars, local-scale dust storms continued to develop over the southern high-latitudes. During that time, small short-lived dust storms were observed moving eastward over the seasonal north polar ice cap edge, which are typical this time … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, April 3-9, 2017

Dust-lifting activity increased over the southern high-latitudes of Mars this past week. Southern Sirenum and Aonia encountered repeated local-scale dust storms. Focusing on the northern hemisphere, long arcuate-shaped dust storms advanced over Deuteronilus and Utopia, just south of the seasonal … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 27-April 2, 2017

The weather on Mars this past week was fairly typical for this time of season. Small short-lived dust storms swept eastward along the seasonal north polar ice cap edge. Looking a bit further south, a couple of local-scale dust storms … Continue reading

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MARCI weather report, March 20-26, 2017

Dust-lifting activity on Mars this past week was relatively uneventful compared to that of the previous weeks. Skies above Noachis continued to clear up as dust from the recent regional storm settled out of the atmosphere. Local-scale dust storms continued … Continue reading

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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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