This week at Casey

  • Dramatic cloud formation over Casey station

    18 July 2008

    Greetings from Casey. Following the wild weather in the early parts of last week, it finally stopped snowing and the sky partially cleared but the unstable conditions continued with strong gusty winds treating us to some magnificent cloud formations. Most …

  • Image of wild weather experienced by Casey Station Expeditioners at Robbos field hut.

    25 July 2008

    Casey weather in July is synonymous with blue skies, light winds, plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the mid to upper twenties, and some of the cleanest swells the great southern ocean is known to produce. The odd light katabatic off-shore …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners walking across sea ice

    1 August 2008

    Greetings from Casey. In July at Casey we have experienced gale force winds, 15 days of blowing snow and 8 blizzards, so all of us were delighted when someone turned the big switch and the weather turned suddenly fine from …

  • Casey Station Senior Weather Observer with smashed sonde and ruptured weather balloon.

    26 September 2008

    The early part of the week was characterised by blizzards and very heavy snowfall, however, the winds eased later in the week and a bright sunny day was experienced by weeks end. Gale force winds and blowing snow were recorded …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners laying linoleum in the Station's Preparation Laboratory.

    3 October 2008

    The weeks fly by so fast it is hard to remember what happened when. However, for about 3 days Michael and Luc have been up at the Skiway preparing the strip for the arrival of the 212 planes in mid …

  • CASA-212 aircraft 'VHB Gadget' and Chief Pilot Jorn.

    28 November 2008

    Richard served another delightful Saturday night dinner but after a quick bite, the 4 pilots, Tom, Tod and Luc departed for the Skiway and by 9.30pm, VHB Gadget soared into the sky and headed for Davis, arriving safely about 4.5 …

  • Casey Station Expeditioners at the Station bar - Splinters

    5 December 2008

    This is the last Casey news segment from the 2008 wintering party and next week's news will be brought to you by the 08/09 Team. Early Thursday morning CASA VHB arrived from Davis with engineers Roger and Robb and air …

  • Incoming Casey Station Leader officially receives 'the key' to the Station

    12 December 2008

    Station Handover Shortly after Bob J compiled and filed his final "This week at Casey" last week, he handed the station over to Cookie on Thursday evening and the 62nd ANARE became the incumbents of Casey for the next twelve …

  • Team from the Whale Aerial Survey Programme

    19 December 2008

    Science On the Go A Whale Of A Time Continuing on from last summer, the whale aerial survey programme started again late last week and already has five flights completed. Using CASA-212 aircraft, a flight leader (Daniel) and four observers …

  • CASA 212 aircraft VHA 'Ginger' landing at Casey Skiway.

    21 November 2008

    The 2008 Casey winter officially ended at 12.40pm last Friday after 273 days when the 2 CASA 212 planes landed safely at Casey Skiway. The four pilots Jorn G, John L-S, Troy F and Rod R are no strangers to …

  • Image of Casey Station

    14 November 2008

    Blizzards were recorded on Friday and Saturday but during the week the weather has been pretty benign with overcast skies and light winds. Despite the lack of sun the solar glare is significant as evidenced by the water pouring down …

  • Sunset following a blizzard at Casey.

    10 October 2008

    Another week has flown by at Casey, in which we have experienced 3 blizzards, 2 days of heavy snow fall and 2 beautiful clear days. The sunset on Monday was glorious with a lingering vivid pink sky. Monday's sunset following …

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