As with most of the wind eroded material southwest of Olympus Mons and south of Elysium Mons, two directions of winds are recorded. The most recent wind direction appears to be north-northwest/south-southeast and the older direction is close to east-west. Both directions are visible in this image.
Orbit Number: 45797 Latitude: -6.55849 Longitude: 147.694 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-04-11 02:15
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