This week at Mawson

3 April 2009
Early sea ice formation in Horseshoe Harbour near Mawson Station The weather: It's getting a little chillier here at Mawson as winter approaches. After a high of -7.2 this week, the mercury got down to -19.2. The wind has been kinder though with a relatively mild maximum speed of 89 …

27 March 2009
Mawson Station Expeditioner working on the fibreoptic cables between Operations building and living quarters The weather for this week: the temperature has stayed fairly steady, ranging from -14 to a maximum of -5. The wind speed got into triple figures 3 days this week, peaking at 109 km/h. The Comms team, comprising Tubby and …

20 March 2009
Historical record books in the Mawson Station Meteorlogical Office The weather this week has been feeling more wintry. The temperature ranged from -6 to a rather chilly -18. On four days the wind speed exceeded 100 km/h with the maximum peaking at 143 km/h. The feeling on station has …

13 March 2009
Pancake ice forming in sea near Mawson Station Our temperature range for this week has been from -14 to -4 with winds of up to 113 km/h. Several days of unrelenting blowing snow has kept most of us concentrating on work indoors. As the sun's impact lessens and …

6 March 2009
Mawson Station Expeditioners dispersing goods from resupply Weather at Mawson over the last week: a couple of days of strong winds but generally quite pleasant. The mercury barely crept over freezing on Monday at +0.1, and got down to -11.4 on Friday. Wind speed peaked at 122 …

27 February 2009
MV Amderma sailing through a decent swell on its way to Mawson Station The weather this week has been one of extremes, ranging from stubbies and thongs conditions to full-on blizzards. The temperature has ranged from -11 to +2 ºC, with a maximum wind speed of 82 knots or 152 km/h on Monday …

20 February 2009
Iceberg in East Bay off Mawson Station The morning breeze looking east from Mawson Photo: Peter S Weather: A blizzard, some clear days, minus 15 at night and minus 5 by day. End-of-Summer The end of the summer season at Mawson means that the current crew …

13 February 2009
Mawson Station Expeditioners during surgical training exercise Weather: A few sunny days, with nightly temperatures down to -9, then a blizzard from Tuesday evening. Reg has a bad day Our imaginary Mawson exeditioner "Reg" has had a tough summer. After suffering greatly from seasickness on the voyage, …

6 February 2009
Weddell seal Weddell seal Photo: Andrew Winchester Weather: A few days of sunny blue skies and 4 degrees, then a blizzard starting Tuesday night. One of the many differences working in Antarctica is the different types of transport options that are …

9 January 2009
Part of 2008 Christmas dinner prepared for Mawson Station Expeditioners After the holiday season of Christmas and New Year slowing down the virtual presses on the world-wide intertubes, This (Last Couple of) Week(s) At Mawson is now back online with a super-sized combination Christmas-New Year Edition. Christmas Day Jasmine prepared …

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