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RCA General Meeting: Cloudy With a Chance of Dust Storms

  • OMSI 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 (map)

Mars is far from a dead planet, especially when it comes to weather. From clouds that can interfere with imaging from orbit, to dust storms that can affect rovers on the surface, to seasonal and long-term changes in weather and climate, there are many reasons scientists keep an eye on Mars' weather. Thanks to a continuous presence in orbit around Mars for nearly 20 years, the planet's weather patterns haven been routinely monitored on a near-daily basis. Planetary scientist and former "martian weather reporter” Dr. Tanya Harrison presents a photographic tour of atmospheric processes on the Red Planet.


Dr. Tanya Harrison is the Director of Research for Arizona State University’s Space Technology and Science (“NewSpace”) Initiative. Her expertise lies in the geology of Mars and mission operations, as well as the commercial space sector here on Earth. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology with a Specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration from the University of Western Ontario. You can find her on Twitter as @tanyaofmars.

Earlier Event: February 18
New Member Orientation
Later Event: February 20
Cosmology SIG