Dust Devils
                                            August 6, 2012 (Ls 150.6 MY 31) to [ongoing]

    Curiosity pic

         Gale Crater and the uncertainty of the location of the landing site

    The Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) landed on the floor of Gale Crater on Aug. 6, 2012 at 4.6° S latitude and 222.6° W longitude. Various efforts are being conducted to detect dust devils that involve both image searches and pressure drops.

    Currently no data are available - See below for references


    Moores, et al., 2014, Observational evidence of a suppressed planetary boundary layer in northern Gale Crater, Mars as seen by the Navcam instrument onboard the Mars Science Laboratory rover, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.020

    Harri et al., 2014, Pressure observations of the Curiosity Rover: Preliminary results, doi:10.1002/2013JE004423

    Haberle et al., 2014, Preliminary interpretation of the REMS pressure data from the first 100 sols of the MSL mission, 10.1002/2013JE004488