This week at Davis

  • A pole, three helicopters and endless whiteness.

    6 February 2009

    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 …

  • Expeditioners gathered outside for 2009 ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Davis Station

    1 May 2009

    Davis celebrated ANZAC Day this week and every expeditioner on Station attended the dawn service, which fortunately for us was not all that early with the sun rising at 1002 hours. The day started pretty well with Dave and his …

  • Another beautiful day at Davis Station

    3 April 2009

    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 …

  • Elephant Seals on Davis Station Foreshore

    27 March 2009

    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 …

  • Davis Station Expeditioners checking fast ice thickness are watched by two penguins

    17 April 2009

    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 …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner drilling sea ice for depth measurement

    24 April 2009

    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 …

  • Davis mechanic standing with the blue Hagglunds in the mechanics workshop

    8 May 2009

    Our focus this week at Davis is very much on the operational side of things. We are hoping later in the year to do a winter traverse using Hägglunds vehicles to visit our nearest neighbours the Chinese at their base …

  • Science presentation at Davis Station

    20 March 2009

    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 …

  • Davis Station 2008-09 Summer Expeditioners

    13 March 2009

    What a week at Davis, one full of emotions, some with joy and others with remorse. After nearly 5 months together it was time to say goodbye to our summer colleagues and friends. Over the summer Davis has been a …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner with a very dirty LIDAR telescope

    23 January 2009

    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 …

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