This week at Davis

6 February 2009
A pole, three helicopters and endless whiteness. Greetings all from Davis, which once again has proven itself to be the epicentre of the universe (mind you, Casey does have a ship…) perhaps we're simply a drop-in centre for wayward travellers. Roland, Mark and Tim went to the …

24 April 2009
Davis Station Expeditioner drilling sea ice for depth measurement Winter has truly set in with the sea ice growing at a very steady rate. Once the sea ice gets to a safe depth, it will be opened to traffic and expeditioners will be able to use station transport to …

20 March 2009
Science presentation at Davis Station What a difference a week makes at Davis, especially when the population has shrunk from nearly 80 to just 18. But prior to the ship sailing last week the station had the pleasure of one last scientific presentation on the …

17 April 2009
Davis Station Expeditioners checking fast ice thickness are watched by two penguins This week's agenda was rather eventful. Let's look back for a moment … We had beautiful snowfall without any wind which transformed the Davis appearance from the usual rocky to fairy tale. We had not 1 but 3 Birthdays to …

3 April 2009
Another beautiful day at Davis Station This week at Davis the fire team has seen quite a bit of action. We held numerous fire training sessions for the entire Davis Crew. Of course the major concern with running an outdoor training session is the weather. I …

27 March 2009
Elephant Seals on Davis Station Foreshore This week was unusually mild and sunny. Temperatures didn't go into double digit negatives and there was little wind adding bite through wind-chill. So all creatures big and small enjoyed the climate. The resident elephant-seal population was mostly sleeping in …

9 January 2009
Adelie penguins near Davis Station Davis has been much more Riviera-like since the arrival of V2 as we have been graced with many days of glorious sunshine and light winds; of mirages and heat shimmer off the exposed rock that characterises Davis station and the …

23 January 2009
Davis Station Expeditioner with a very dirty LIDAR telescope This week's News is brought to you by the Ice Oceans Atmosphere and Climate (IOAC) Davis mob. It has been a busy summer for us all. While the weather was bad in November, we cleaned the lidar's telescope plates which …

30 January 2009
Prince Albert of Monaco and Davis Station Expeditioners inspecting icebergs in the waters near Station Well, what a week Davis has had. It started of with a flying visit from His Serene Highness (HSH) Prince Albert of Monaco who was on a science visit to Antarctic Stations. Prince Albert fitted in very well with the …

16 January 2009
Pilots beside one of the S76 helicopters on the Aurora Australis helipad. There are many cogs turning to keep the Davis Antarctic summer programs ticking along as well as they are this year. Crews from many companies include: Helicopter Resources Skytraders with the CASAs The Canadian Basler crew with the Basler BT-67 …

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