This week at Mawson

4 September 2009
Birthday menu The weather: The days are getting noticeable longer. Sun up at around 9.30am and still light until about 8.00pm. We had a low of −24 degrees but the most extreme weather we have had this week is wind up to …

28 August 2009
It's home it's Mawson sign with station in background It's still home for a little while Photo: Jasmine Well, it's still home for a little while. The end of the expedition is rapidly approaching for some of us, but we still have three more fun-filled months ahead of …

21 August 2009
Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle Photo: Dave Kenneth Wilson On Tuesday Mawson remembered Kenneth Wilson, a radio officer who died suddenly at Taylor's Hut (near Taylor Rookery, east of Mawson) on 18 August 1972. Ken died suddenly in the morning from …

14 August 2009
RMIT van with Mt Horden in background Weather: It has been a rare low-wind week here at Mawson. With three days of virtually no wind whatsoever.It is windy here so often that you tend to get used to it, but when a still day arrives it is …

7 August 2009
Laundry hung in the sunshine outsdie Mawson station red Shed The weather The wind settled this week, with only one day of 100 km/h winds. As the wind speed dropped, so did the temperature, with a range from -10.3 to -28.6 degrees. The recent strong winds and absence of sunshine …

31 July 2009
Quiz night at Mawson station The weather: Wind, wind and more wind. That's been the theme this week. The Trip Intentions Board is getting backlogged with planned trips as they keep getting postponed. The maximum temperature was -8.3 and the minimum was 22.0. The wind …

24 July 2009
Mawson station Expeditioner digging ice cave in blizzard snow on station The weather: There's been some pretty wild weather at Mawson this last week. The wind speed has exceeded 100 km/h on seven out of the last eight days. It peaked at 157 km/h or 85 knots. The temperature has gone …

17 July 2009
Mawson station Expeditioners prepare for the annual kitchen clean up The weather: After 34 days straight with no recorded sunshine we've had 3.5 hours this week. We're not quite at the stage of putting on the sunnies or wearing sunblock but hopefully it won't be long. The temperature has gone …

10 July 2009
Mawson Station Expeditioners throwing boiling water in cold air to create mist The weather: 28 degrees separated this week's minimum and maximum temperatures. We went from -29.7 to -1.8. The wind speed peaked at 102 km/h. Last Thursday we had our coldest day so far this year, with the thermometer dipping to …

3 July 2009
Mawson station Expeditioners in the renovated Red Shed bathroom The weather: The temperature range for this week has been from -3.3 to -25 degrees. The warmer temperatures are usually associated with strong winds, and our peak this week was 93 km/h. The sun has made its return after a …

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