This week at Davis

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Davis Station Expeditioner drilling hole in ice on Sorsdal Glacier

    6 March 2009

    This week a program of science has been going on near Flanders Moraine on the Sørsdal Glacier.

  • Adelie penguins near Davis Station

    9 January 2009

    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 …

  • Prince Albert of Monaco and Davis Station Expeditioners inspecting icebergs in the waters near Station

    30 January 2009

    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 …

  • 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.

  • Pilots beside one of the S76 helicopters on the Aurora Australis helipad.

    16 January 2009

    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 …

  • 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 Station Expeditioners creating their Midwinter Film Festival Entry

    19 June 2009

    Hollywood fever strikes Davis. As the only available light rises on the horizon the whole station heads to the ice armed with props, cameras, vehicles and a schedule of scenes to film the Davis Midwinter movie, hoping to portray life …

  • Tradesperson in a room with toolbox

    26 June 2009

    As midwinter's approached life here at Davis hit overdrive this week with many an inspired and enthusiastic expeditioner going about not only their daily jobs but preparations for the biggest event of the year … Midwinter's. Starting off this week …

  • Davis station Hagglund being lit up by Aurora lights

    3 July 2009

    It truly is midwinter at Davis now, with constant sub −20°C temperatures and no sun. Strange thing is, there is always a positive to every situation here, the absence of the sun has seen an increase in our night lights. …

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