This week at Casey

  • Aircraft Ground Support Expeditioners at Wilkins Runway with A319 Airbus in the background

    18 January 2008

    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 …

  • Expeditioners drilling for an ice core on Law Dome

    25 January 2008

    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, …

  • Expeditioners with the official plaque for the opening of Wilkins Runway

    1 February 2008

    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 …

  • Bus transporter for Wilkins Runway at the Antarctic Circle.

    28 March 2008

    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 …

  • Group Image of Casey Station Expeditioners for Earth Hour 2008

    4 April 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 …

  • Expeditioner watching sunset from north side of Reeve Hill near Casey Station

    23 May 2008

    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 …

  • Hagglunds from Casey Station at Price's Corner on route between Station and field hut on Browning Peninsula

    30 May 2008

    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 …

  • Expeditioner testing the theory that boiling water thrown in -29.5 deg C air will snap freeze

    6 June 2008

    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 …

  • View of Midday sun in June at Casey Station

    13 June 2008

    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) …

  • Expeditioners heading to work at Casey Station - in pitch dark

    16 May 2008

    This week's News is brought to you by Simon and Craig. Greetings from Casey, Well it has been a pretty quiet week here at Casey – a bit of work, a bit of play and a few jollies thrown in …

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