This week at Mawson

  • Mawson station Expeditioners in the renovated Red Shed bathroom

    3 July 2009

    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 …

  • Digger lifting turbine foundations

    26 June 2009

    After a few days of calm mild weather our prayers were answered and mid-winters day saw -20°C and 75 km/h winds – just the way we like it at Mawson.  Concerned that midwinters may be seen as just a silly …

  • Sunset at Mawson Station

    19 June 2009

    Our regular readers are no doubt hanging out for some news from Mawson, after missing out last week. The weather: The temperature over the last fortnight has ranged from a maximum of -3.6 (warmer than Canberra) to -25.6. It's been …

  • Mawson Station expeditioners busy making model planes

    5 June 2009

    The weather The wind settled right down this week, although it did get up to 108 km/h at one stage. The days are getting very short but there has been a party out in the field almost every day making …

  • Mawson Station Doctor taking a well-earned rest

    29 May 2009

    The weather: What a strange week. 4 days of blizz last week then straight into another 2 days of blizz with temperatures up to a whopping -2.5 degrees down to -23.7. We have had 0.2 hours of day light in …

  • Katabatic wind blows snow off the plateau near Mawson Station

    22 May 2009

    The weather: It's been a very blowy week. For 5 out of the last 7 days the wind speed has reached over 100 km/h, with the peak being 150 km/h or 81 knots. The conditions that bring strong winds usually …

  • A wet vaccum

    15 May 2009

    The weather: The max this week was -7.5 and the min was -23.7. On most days the temperature has been down below the -20 mark, and both days on the weekend had wind speeds hitting the 102 km/h mark, enough …

  • Mawson Station Plumber working on a Tilley lamp to be used in field huts

    8 May 2009

    The weather: Just for a change, it has been cold and windy at Mawson this week. The temperature has ranged from -19.6 to -7.4 degrees; with the wind getting up to a lazy 117 km/h. Both our plumbers have been …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners waiting for dawn to arrive on Anzac Day 2009

    1 May 2009

    The weather: The mercury has been up and down a bit this week. It got down to -23 on the weekend, and it rose as the wind picked up over the last couple of days to a high of -8. …

  • Train Birthday Cake for Mawson Station Expeditioner

    24 April 2009

    The weather: The temperature range over the last week has been -10 to -23, and a very blowy few days last week saw a peak wind speed of 163 km/h or 88 knots. With the nights getting longer, our evening …

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