This week at Casey

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Ice cliff over O'Brien Bay

    20 March 2008

    Another week flies by at Casey as we well and truly settle into station life over winter. After the highly exciting World Met Day balloon release last week with the Met. team of Todor, Joel and Tom joined by supporters …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • Expeditioner in wig for 2007 New Years Eve party

    11 January 2008

    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 …

  • Expeditioner putting up Christmas fairy lights at Casey Station

    4 January 2008

    This week's Casey News comes to you from AGSO Paul D. This is really two weeks at Casey; it combines both Christmas and New Years celebrations into one. The lead up to Christmas at Casey was a very busy time, …

  • 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 …

  • Sunset at Casey Station

    8 February 2008

    As the summer season at Casey races towards an abrupt end – at a casual speed of approximately 19,872.3mph – it has been all hands on deck in preparation for the much-anticipated arrival of the good ship Aurora Australis, and …

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