Dust Devils on Mars

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Science  11 Oct 1985:
Vol. 230, Issue 4722, pp. 175-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.230.4722.175


Columnar, cone-shaped, and funnel-shaped clouds rising 1 to 6 kilometers above the surface of Mars have been identified in Viking Orbiter images. They are interpreted as dust devils, confirming predictions of their occurrence on Mars and giving evidence of a specific form of dust entrainment.