This week at Davis
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
Davis has been a flurry of activity with the late arrival of V1 to the fast ice, followed by poor weather, resupply operations had a slow start. However the operation had been well planned and with many very experienced old …
20 November 2009
Chaos reigns as the Aurora Australis attempts to reach the station through the ice a video of the struggle is included.
13 November 2009
Well the "A" factor (Antarctic) didn't let us down this week and although we all have our suitcases packed the Aurora Australis did not turn up on time, ensuring that we submit another edition of This Week at Davis. Fortunately, …
6 November 2009
This week marked our one year anniversary on the Antarctic, as we arrived on the 1st November 2008. This week also nearly brings to an end our time here with the Aurora Australis due for resupply & changeover next week. …
30 October 2009
Beautiful weather, faithful LIDAR, wildlife returns to breed and spectacular iceberg photos.
23 October 2009
Goodbye to reel-to-reel movies, a plethora of seal pups and the World motorcycle grand prix.