This week at Mawson

13 November 2009
Mawson Station Leader cleaning carpet The weather: The lowest temperature this week was -16.4°, but it got as high as the very balmy -0.2°. It's been fairly windy most days, particularly in the mornings, with the peak at 83 km/h. We are now experiencing 19 …

6 November 2009
Mawson station Expeditioner using JCB to move fuel drums Weather this week at Mawson has been a regular baker's dozen with eleven weather patterns; blizzards, brilliant sunshine, no wind and all 3 other patterns in between. Temperatures ranged from -22.8C to a post-winter high of -4.1C. The first signs …

30 October 2009
Noodles and Doug stacking 16mm films Wild vs mild weather, old 16 mm films RTA, year book completion, Dave's birthday, sculpting an icy amphitheatre for an evening of cinema and mulled wine, Adelies return, innovative dart making and pathetically small capsicums.

23 October 2009
Mawson expeditioners manhauling gear Manhauling exercise, Adelies arrive at Bchervaise Island, canes marking safe routes maintained, ice cave renovated, a Thai/tie dinner, art, headless penguins and wildlife photos.

16 October 2009
The living quarters on Bechérvaise Island Sunlight at 15 hours a day, Antarctic, snow petrels and Adelie penguins return, penguin weigh-bridge repaired, Bathurst celebrations, soon-to-be-famous recipes and a controversy about Rumdoodle (the peak vs the book).

9 October 2009
Mawson expeditioner grinning for camera, on ice plateau The weather: This week our highest temperature was -11.3, while on Tuesday the range was from -17.3 to -24.1. The highest wind speed was 94 km/h. We've had a couple of very peaceful evenings, encouraging people to be out and …

2 October 2009
Expeditioners sitting around the table for dinner This week at Mawson station 2 October 2009 The weather: The big change we've noticed lately is how much longer the days are getting since we passed the spring equinox, and we've had bright sunshine for most of the week. …

25 September 2009
New bar tops This week at Mawson we have had more blizz days than good weather days. For the six people off station visiting Kloa it meant parking up for a few days to see it through, but we here on station saw …

18 September 2009
Snow drift piles A reasonably quiet week at Mawson, wind speeds have been the usual 35 to 45 knots most of the week with heavy to light blowing snow, Friday and Saturday were nearly blizzard conditions, the blizz tails just keep getting bigger. …

11 September 2009
Auster Rookery Auster Rookery Photo: Buckshot With the Hanger Rat events behind us the presentations were issued on Saturday night. The categories were: pretty rat won by Jazz, ground rat won by Gunny, crashed rat won by Buckshot, and the overall …

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