This week at Davis

  • Aaron is standing outside the met building, dressed in safety gear. He

    16 December 2016

    As we approach mid-summer, things are getting busy on station: the Met team are finally all here, the aircraft ground support officers are working out of Woop Woop and the physical scientists are finishing data collection while the sea ice is still present.

  • Three people are standing on the sea ice enjoying the view. Behind them is a row of quad bikes and an island.

    9 December 2016

    This week has been busy: conducting fieldwork on the Sørsdal Glacier, winterers undergoing quad training out on the sea ice, and our first party for the summer!

  • This is an aerial view of the icebergs trapped in the frozen ocean. Beyond them you can see the plateau from which they calved from.

    2 December 2016

    It's been a busy week of field training, seabird ecology and spring cleaning.

  • Hagglunds about to drive past a blue iceberg stuck in the sea ice.

    25 November 2016

    After our station handover last Friday night we underwent a change of guard, so to speak. This week we've had lots of safety drills to prime the new teams into their roles within the Antarctic setting, and there was also the fun job of a traverse to set up the skiway for our aviation program.

  • Adélie penguins on the ice next to the fuel line near the ship

    18 November 2016

    This week at Davis the weather tells us it is summer, the ships arrival starts the season, and we have one special new arrival on station.

  • A photo where steam from the Weddell seal pups breath is visible

    11 November 2016

    This week we take a last look at Platcha, prepare for the ship and say farewell

  • Plane landing on ski landing area

    4 November 2016

    This week at Davis we cleaned up the kitchen, opened the skiway and welcomed our first summer visitors.

  • Two pregnant Weddell seals with the lead in the sea ice in the background

    28 October 2016

    Out and about in the Vestfold Hills and winter music making at Davis this week.

  • Two well fed Adelie penguins contemplate a pile of stones

    21 October 2016

    This week at Davis the wildlife returns, we visit Trajer Ridge and we prepare the vehicles for a busy summer.

  • An expeditioner with two quad bikes on the sea ice

    14 October 2016

    At Davis this week we see the first Weddell seal pup, reflect on a year and celebrate a birthday.

  • Dr John Parker holding the snow thickness measuring equipment on the sea ice in front of Davis

    7 October 2016

    At Davis we are thinking pink, measuring sea ice and snow depth, plus getting our blue Hagg back on track.

  • Penumbral lunar eclipse, slight shading of lower section of the moon

    30 September 2016

    Davis firsts, penumbral lunar eclipse and a mountain of snow to move this week.

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