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I have never seen any type of dust 'trickle' in that way, in a direction.
originally posted by: Aleister
Those are dust trickles, the reason they look darker is that there is darker dust just under the surface. This was extensively discussed somewhere in the Mars anomalies thread.
@funbox - if the observed wind-reated processes were incompatible with what we know about martian atmosphere, I'm sure many researchers would have picked up on that and posted their findings that could be peer-reviewed and confirmed. Since that isn't happening, I'm sure it's safe to say that the preceived inconsistencies are due to your lack of knowledge, or wrong expectations.
originally posted by: funbox
a reply to: wildespace
they are incompatible as far as I can tell , and what other peer reviews will their be ?, have another organisation set up a rover to cross check opportunity's data ? do scientitist suffer with corporation bias?
As things stand, I see no reason to doubt the currently-accepted findings about Mars and its atmosphere, and I believe that to think to the contrary is to be influenced by conspiracy theories and the (unfounded) distrust of science in general.
Suspension is not the same thing as transport.
im saying it hasn't got the density to move anything bigger than that *smoke* as others have put it , so again ill ask, what's the force moving these larger particulates about ?
The hysteresis of Martian saltation thus allows sand transport to occur at shear velocities well below the fluid threshold, with the probability that transport occurs given by Eq. (3).
These findings are consistent with the occurrence of hysteresis in martian saltation, and support the hypothesis that hysteresis plays a role in the surprisingly large sand mobility observed at several locations on Mars.
I'm sure you can work google.
translation of word salad
Why would the patterns be chaotic? The wind direction is not.
if the wind cannot alter the trajectory from impacted particulate , only allow its course sustained temporarily, why do we see such regular patters and not chaotic ones ?
Yes. Yes I did.
you did read you papers didn't you ?
Not purely chaotic. Airflow has an influence.
the particulates in the air and from collisions from other particulates would create a chaotic noise in the macro and a chaotic noise in its eventual deposition *sand splotches*