This week at Davis

  • Icebergs near Magnetic Island

    1 October 2010

    We headed off to investigate the area around Bandit's Hut and happened upon a group of emperor penguins milling not far from the entrance to Tyrne Sound. We got off the quads several hundred metres away and settled on the ice to watch them. They quickly spotted us and marched over to investigate, staying for close to an hour as we clicked away. We headed off to investigate the area around Bandit's Hut and happened upon a group of emperor penguins milling not far from the entrance to Tyrne Sound. We got off the quads several hundred metres away and settled on the …

  • The release of the long-duration stratospheric super-pressure balloon from McMurdo Station

    24 September 2010

    An image depicting the Mother of Pearl appearance that high polar stratospheric clouds can exhibit. As beautiful as they are, their chemistry helps to break down the ozone layer every spring. An image depicting the Mother of Pearl appearance that high polar stratospheric clouds can exhibit. As beautiful as they are, their chemistry helps to break down the ozone layer every spring. …

  • Collage of transport-over-ice photos

    17 September 2010

    Blowing snow at the moment - has calmed a little, but I'm not leaving Ops until its below 100 km/hr. Blowing snow at the moment - has calmed a little, but I'm not leaving Ops until its below 100 km/hr. …

  • Penguins paddling through the ice

    10 September 2010

    Many great photo opportunities arose on our recent trips which included Bandits, Watts hut, and Suter Island. We also found out which of us are Masters of Trivia and benefited from Nige's baking sessions with Kim. Many great photo opportunities arose on our recent trips which included Bandits, Watts hut, and Suter Island. We also found out which of us are Masters of Trivia and benefited from Nige's baking sessions with Kim. …

  • An aerial view of Davis in January 1957

    3 September

    One of the main goals of the 2010 wintering team at Davis has been the on-going work on a new living quarters for the station, which are considerably different to those experienced by the initial Davis wintering team in 1957.  This week we look back at the conditions and facilities provided for that initial Davis wintering team. One of the main goals of the 2010 wintering team at Davis has been the on-going work on a new living quarters for the station, which are considerably different to those experienced by the initial Davis wintering team in 1957.  …

  • Fitness testing at Davis

    27 August 2010

    The wind picked up on Sunday night and by Monday was gusting to 137 km/h, shifting snow around and piling it up against any obstacle, including the vehicles in true blizzard style. The aftermath involved digging out vehicles buried in the snow. The wind picked up on Sunday night and by Monday was gusting to 137 km/hr, shifting snow around and piling it up against any obstacle, including the vehicles in true blizzard style. The aftermath involved digging out vehicles burried in …

  • View from Bandits Hut - summer

    20 August 2010

    The last few weeks have seen a spate of great days, with bright sunshine and clear nights. This has been encouraging everybody to get off station and visit the surrounding areas. Monday morning produced a great sunrise with plenty of colour. The colours are caused by a large number of Nacreous clouds, which have mother of pearl colour to them and while they look amazing they act as a catalyst in the breakdown of ozone. The last few weeks have seen a spate of great days, with bright sunshine and clear nights. This has been encouraging everybody to get off station and visit the surrounding areas. Monday morning produced a great sunrise with plenty of …

  • Poster

    13 August 2010

    Giant petrels for all their size (they are the C130s of the Southern Ocean birds) are notoriously skittish and leave their nests and chicks quickly if disturbed. The colonies around Davis are believed to be right on the edge of their range so establishing cameras is a very non-invasive way of studying their habits and breeding success. Giant petrels for all their size (they are the C130s of the Southern Ocean birds) are notoriously skittish and leave their nests and chicks quickly if disturbed. The colonies around Davis are believed to be right on the edge of …

  • ALL BLACKS - beat the Wallabies  go NZ.

    This week at Davis 6 August

    Heading out to popular Bandit’s Hut for a couple nights via “Iceberg Alley”, we visited jade icebergs. The vibrant colours and distinct ripples and fractures throughout them are almost hypnotising, and we struggled to walk away from these amazing sights. Heading out to popular Bandit’s Hut for a couple nights via “Iceberg Alley”, we visited jade icebergs. The vibrant colours and distinct ripples and fractures throughout them are almost hypnotising, and we struggled to walk away from these amazing sights. …

  • Davis expeditioner in gym

    This week at Davis 30 July 2010

    A question that isn't asked that often, but should be, is how do we keep our beautiful beach-bodies buffed over the long dark cold winter months, and prevent them from becoming beachball-esque. A question that isn't asked that often, but should be, is how do we keep our beautiful beach-bodies buffed over the long dark cold winter months, and prevent them from becoming beachball-esque. …

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