Here we report on specific white clouds forming in the afternoon over Alba Patera, Olympus Mons (aka Nix Olympica), the Tharsis Montes (Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons) and Elysium Mons.
At high resolution, the general whiteness often seen in Alba is seen to be more compact, and associated with the low volcano Alba Patera. Casquinha first caught the small white orographic cloud E.
To their north sits Alba Mons, also known as Alba Patera
, one of the largest volcanoes in the Solar System by area and volume.
The uncertainty about how substantial the atmosphere of Mars used to be arises from an area known as Alba Patera
in the Martian northern hemisphere, according to Virginia C.
Here we report on specific white clouds over Alba Patera
, Olympus Mons ('Nix Olympica'), the Tharsis Montes (Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons) and Elysium Mons (Figures 14-16; and Part I, Figures 4F, 5).