Syria/Claritas Dust Storm
June 2, 2003
This color-enhanced composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle images shows dust-raising events---small dust storms and a few very large dust devils---in the Syria/Claritas region around 2 p.m. (1400) local time on May 21, 2003. The region is southwest of the Labyrinthus Noctis, near 14°S, 108°W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left; winds were blowing from the west/southwest when the picture was taken. This composite was constructed from a full-resolution (240 meters per pixel) red wide angle image and a much lower resolution (7.5 km per pixel) blue wide angle image acquired at the same time.
Topics: Environment, Storm, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars, Weather, Disaster Accident, Syria, Dust storm, Dust devil, Cydonia, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter