This week at Davis
12 February 2010
The Aurora Australis arrives and departs with resupply, LIDAR operations and rare night-shining clouds, sewerage science, music bands, darts and muesli.
5 February 2010
Work programs, building projects, diving and AMISOR field work and socialising continue unabated
29 January 2010
Robbie Burns night and Australia Day celebrations with international visitors, diving program underway and an exploding lake.
22 January 2010
Great weather, station water system, diving, living quarters' construction, glaciology, and visits to Russian and Chinese stations.
15 January 2010
Progress with building works, the arrival of Aurora Australis and continuing station maintenance
8 January 2010
Food and fun at Christmas and New Year's celebrations, international hospitality with Chinese, Russian and Indian expeditioners, and drysuit diving in freezing waters.
18 December 2009
The sea ice finally breaks away, new living quarters under construction, regular trips to prepare the Woop Woop skiway for January flights, visiting Russian geologists, details of science programs progress (LIDAR, AMISOR, emperor penguin chick tracking, collecting for the new aquarium and meteorological observations), preparations for a field trip to the Chinese station Zhong Shan underway, Christmas preparations and powerhouse maintenance still has the coffee machine out of action.
11 December 2009
Ten kms of sea ice still remains, chopper trips to investigate reports of a new emperor penguin colony, LIDAR news with the first summer polar mesopheric clouds (indicators of climate change) detected, and powerhouse maintenance sadly takes out the coffee machine.
4 December 2009
Resupply delivers fresh goodies to restock the pantry, fridge and field fuel depots, tradies quietly restore living conditions, the continuing AMISOR ice shelf project and new diving project to assess sewerage impacts off to a successful start, Weddell seal and Adelie penguin surveys completed, field training continues and newest Antarctic Specially Protected Area, Amanda Bays emperor penguins visited.
27 November 2009
This week at Davis 27 November 2009