MARCI weather report, November 19-25, 2018

MARCI-November-21-2018Sporadic dust-lifting events continued over both hemispheres of the red planet last week. A few short-lived dust storms were observed along the north polar hood near eastern Acidalia, Alba Mons, and the Phlegra Montes. Amazonis Planitia also encountered a small handful of fleeting local-scale dust storms throughout the week. Meanwhile, on the other side of Mars, remnants of the seasonal south polar ice cap continued to defrost. Transient dust activity was spotted near the edge of the south polar ice cap in the second half of the week. Focusing our attention to the tropics, afternoon water ice clouds… [More at link, including video]

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