This week at Davis

  • A "solar pillar" phenomenon where there appears to be a thick beam of light between the sun at sunset and the clouds above it. Rather like a chimney coming up from the sun.

    31 March 2017

    This week at Davis we look back at some Amery ice shelf work conducted in February, talk with Daleen about her Masters study on Antarctic leadership which won an award, meet Chief Fitzy and see the first real sea ice in Prydz Bay.

  • Two large male elephant seals, sitting up and opening their mouths at each other in a display of dominance.

    24 March 2017

    This week at Davis we've visited the medical clinic on station, walked to the Old Wallow and celebrated the equinox.

  • The wharf has a number of shipping containers on it, has a nice cover of snow and there is a pink sunset in the distance.

    17 March 2017

    This week at Davis we've had a kitchen makeover, planted our hydroponics garden, been on the radio and had our winter team photo.

  • Rhys and Bryce are roped up during cravasse rescue training.

    10 March 2017

    With the ship leaving last week, we're in our first week of winter. As a result, we're starting to 'winterise' buildings and get into new work routines.

  • The Aurora is seen sailing past icebergs, heading north, leaving us for the winter and returning expeditioners to Hobart.

    3 March 2017

    This week we finished our summer science programs, winterised Woop Woop and said goodbye to fellow expeditioners heading home on the Aurora Australis.

  • An orange work boat, called the Wyatt Earp, with four people out on deck, in front of an iceberg.

    24 February 2017

    This week at Davis we're wrapping up science projects and the ship has arrived.

  • A metalwork clock, shaped like a spider's web, with a swinging spider on the pendulum.

    17 February 2017

    This week at Davis we've been finishing off our search and rescue training, having a good time with our Indian neighbours and we held an art show.

  • A zodiac travels near an enormous iceberg. The boat looks very small. The iceberg is curvy having rolled over in its history.

    10 February 2017

    This week at Davis we have the ABC in town, we're doing deep field work on the Sørsdal Glacier and Amery Ice Shelf, and successfully replacing Trajer Hut.

  • A photo from ground level of the corrugations in the skiway surface, from being groomed.

    3 February 2017

    This week at Davis we've been very aviation focused with a Hercules coming in and some deep field projects having been achieved. However, we did still manage to combine fire training with washing the vehicles.

  • The Antarctic plateau meets the ocean. A large iceberg, recently broken off from the iceshelf is visible.

    27 January 2017

    It has been another big week at Davis with trips out into the deep field, a visit to the neighbours, more seabird work and everyone out on recreational jollies.

  • An aerial view of several lakes within the Vestfold Hills. The land is brown and rocky while the lakes are a beautiful blue. The sun is also shining.

    20 January 2017

    This week at Davis we've hauled cable for infrasound, been out studying geophysics, removed the hut from Trajer Ridge and continued our search and rescue training.

  • Three Zodiacs and the Wyatt Earp boat, are seen cruising off-shore, Icebergs line the horizon.

    13 January 2017

    This week we celebrate 60 years of Davis, opening of the boating season and a hut upgrade.

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