This week at Mawson

  • Quiz night at Mawson station

    31 July 2009

    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 …

  • Mawson station Expeditioner digging ice cave in blizzard snow on station

    24 July 2009

    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 …

  • Mawson station Expeditioners prepare for the annual kitchen clean up

    17 July 2009

    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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners throwing boiling water in cold air to create mist

    10 July 2009

    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 …

  • 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 …

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