This week at Casey

11 January 2008
Expeditioner in wig for 2007 New Years Eve party It's been a busy two weeks with plenty of activity on station. Just after Christmas we had a visit from another Airbus flight which brought in some valuable cargo and supplies. Then there was New Year, we had good old …

18 January 2008
Aircraft Ground Support Expeditioners at Wilkins Runway with A319 Airbus in the background Casey has exploded into a veritable hive of activity over the past week with the arrival of some 19 new residents – glaciologists, whale surveyors, penguin biologists, environmental chemists, moss scientists, a reporter, a photographer, a field guide, and our …

25 January 2008
Expeditioners drilling for an ice core on Law Dome It's been another frenetic week at Casey, with good weather permitting a wide range of field as well as station activities. The Airbus paid us another visit, delivering two physicists Mike H and Campbell, four AAD Kingston staff Maxine, Chee-Meng, …

1 February 2008
Expeditioners with the official plaque for the opening of Wilkins Runway This week at Casey saw the opening of two key transport projects. The first was the official opening of the Wilkins blue ice Aerodrome, although unfortunately the eagerly anticipated visit by the Governor-General Michael Jeffery via the A319 was cancelled …

28 March 2008
Bus transporter for Wilkins Runway at the Antarctic Circle. Greetings from the Antarctic Banana Coast. Up until Easter, it had been snowing with overcast skies for most of March. On Good Friday the weather suddenly changed with the sun shining in clear skies. Three field parties managed to get …

4 April 2008
Group Image of Casey Station Expeditioners for Earth Hour 2008 Earth Hour 2008 Photo: Todor Hello from Casey, Another week rolls by at Casey boasting sunshine and little or no winds, temperatures have been getting lower with -15 to -18 at night and up to -10 to -7 throughout …

23 May 2008
Expeditioner watching sunset from north side of Reeve Hill near Casey Station Greetings from Casey. For this article our week extends from Thursday to Wednesday and what a week it has been. Glorious weather on 4 days; one day of strong winds with blowing snow and 2 drab overcast days. Thursday was …

30 May 2008
Hagglunds from Casey Station at Price's Corner on route between Station and field hut on Browning Peninsula Hello from Casey. Last week's news mentioned briefly that a group had just returned from the Browning Peninsula. So here is their news and some photos. There were 2 primary objectives of the trip. The first was cane line maintenance …

6 June 2008
Expeditioner testing the theory that boiling water thrown in -29.5 deg C air will snap freeze Hello from an overcast Casey. Our week started on Thursday which was a beautiful, cold and sunny day with little cloud and a temperature of -29.5C. When the temperature drops to about minus 30C, people are keen to test whether …

13 June 2008
View of Midday sun in June at Casey Station Being so close to the exciting milestone of mid-winter, and the impending celebrations associated therewith, it was fitting that this week began and ended with blizzards. We aren't getting much sun these days – in fact, we (the Meteorology crew) …

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