This website was created to provide links to information on the weather events of Mars.  Those events being clouds, dust storms,  Polar Hoods, and the Polar Ice Caps.  On each website, the author's name is provided,  along with any other credit due.  Also featured on this website are my amateur images of  the Mars 2005 apparition and the 2007-2008 apparition.  See link at bottom for the images. Of note is the late October dust storm of 2005.   Some of the images were featured on CNN, MSNBC and other major news networks along with Astronomy Magazine.   Mars 2009 -2010 is here.   2007 - 2008 was very disappointing in regards to imaging Mars.  Perhaps 2009-2010 can make up for it and I honestly can't see it being much worse than 2008.   A special thanks to Jeff Beish and Don Parker.  Two pioneers of Mars observation and study who I'm lucky  to be acquainted with.   Update 08-04-11 Been out of the imaging game for over a year now.  Baby twins have a way of doing that I guess.  Getting back into it, late in the season for Saturn, but giving it a shot none the less.

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  Mars Apparition 2009 - 2010 images:  Joel Warren


                         Informational Links

                                                   Clouds                                                                                                                                                             Polar Caps


                     Detection and Monitoring of H20 and CO2 Ice Clouds on Mars                                                                                      Mars Once Shuffled Its Icy Poles

                                                    Martian Clouds                                                                                                                                                               The North Polar Hood during the Dust Clouded Period

                                          APOD Search Results for "clouds and Mars"                                                                                                                   APOD Search Results for "polar and Mars"       

                              MOC Images of Clouds and Dust Storms                                                                                                                        Frosty Mars 'Mountain' Poses Mystery

                                      MOC & MGS Images of Volcanoes (Orographic Clouds)                                                                                              The Mysterious Martian Mountains of Mitchel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    MOC & MGS Images of   Polar Caps and  Frost



                                                                       Dust Storms                                                                                                                                General "Must Read" Information and Maps


                 The Sand Ships of Mars                                                                                                                                               The Opposition Cycle of Mars

THEMIS                                                                                                                                                                     Martian Volcanoes

            The October 2005 Aram Dust Event                                                                                                                            Observing the Planet Mars

                                            The October 2005 Dust Storm                                                                                                                                     Communications in Mars Observations               

                                                    Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer                                                                                               Ralph Aeschliman Planetary Cartography and Graph

                                                                                                                                   The 2001 Great Dust Storms                                                                                                                                       Google Mars

                      APOD Search Results for "dust and Mars"                                                                                                                  MSSS MGS/MOC Narrow Angl

                                                                                                                                   Large Martian Dust Devils Caught in the Act                                                                                                                MARCI Weekly Weather Reports

                                                                                                                                   The "Devil" is in the Details

                                                                                                                                   Mars Dust

                                                                                                                                   The Devils Of Mars

                                                                                                                                  The Worst Weather in The Solar System

                                                                                                                                  MOC & MGS Images of Dust Storms

    Mars Apparition 2009 - 2010 images:  Joel Warren

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mars Apparition 2007 - 2008 images:  Joel Warren    

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mars Apparition 2005 images:  Joel Warren   

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jupiter 2007- 2009 : Joel Warren 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturn 2011 : Joel Warren


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