This week at Davis

  • Sunrise at Davis Station

    11 April 2008

    Hello from Davis, This week Davis has lived up to being "The Riviera of the South". With calm winds around station the sea ice which blew out last week has quickly reformed and looks thicker than before. As the days …

  • Periscope of the Fabry-Perot Spectrometers on the IOAC building roof at Davis Station

    22 February 2008

    This weeks' news is brought to you by Theo, a physicist summering at Davis Station. As a guest of the AAD from La Trobe University Physics Department I was privileged to be a passenger on the second A319 flight last …

  • Expeditioners dressed as scientists for Friday evening drinks at Davis Station

    15 February 2008

    While our good friends at Casey have been relaxing and enjoying the benefits of a cruise ship in the harbour, we here at Davis have been hard at it keeping the Antarctic program moving along. Last Friday evening commenced with …

  • Expeditioner from Davis Station visiting his counterpart at Chinese Station, Zhong Shan

    8 February 2008

    This week's news is brought to you by the ESS. This is what we have all been up to … A team from IOAC (Ray, Didier and Mark) along with a Met tech (Greg) headed to Zhong Shan for three …

  • Davis Station Winter Search and Rescue team undertaking training

    1 February 2008

    This week started off seriously, with the winter search and rescue (SAR), team heading into the field for some heavy duty field training, lead by the very lightweight FTO (food tasting officer) Tim G. Much of the two day exercise …

  • Snow on ground at Davis Station

    29 February 2008

    Greetings from Davis station, it's been a busy week preparing for our last visitor of the summer. A hive of activity around station with packing and winterising the station ready for the big orange taxi. The weather which is normally …

  • Expeditioners at Friday evening drinks in Davis Station surgery

    7 March 2008

    Well first week on station on our own, following the departure of the Aurora Australis (AA) and all who sailed on her. With 37 fewer expeditioners on station, and up to 100 overnighting at Davis during V4 – it has …

  • Sunset at Davis Station

    4 April 2008

    Hello and welcome to the weekly Davis News This week has seen some stronger winds around station which blew the newly formed sea ice away, but within a couple of days it has started to reform. The ice close into …

  • Bull Elephant sea resting on shore

    28 March 2008

    Welcome back everyone. Most years at Davis, from January to April, we are fortunate to experience living with a herd of male southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina). They take a break from foraging on the Antarctic continental shelf while they …

  • Expeditioners loading rubbish into furnace

    14 March 2008

    Last week, Davis had a visit by the Chinese from Zhong Shan Station. Their visit proved to be the highlight of that week. This week, we were equally looking forward to a visit by the Indians, on Monday 10th March, …

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