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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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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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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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