This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners carrying parts to renovate the Station green store gym

    17 April 2009

    After a week off, we're pleased to bring you a special Bumper Easter Edition of This week at Mawson. The weather: Over the last two weeks, the temperature has been getting a bit more serious. Six days in a row …

  • Early sea ice formation in Horseshoe Harbour near Mawson Station

    3 April 2009

    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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioner working on the fibreoptic cables between Operations building and living quarters

    27 March 2009

    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 …

  • Historical record books in the Mawson Station Meteorlogical Office

    20 March 2009

    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 …

  • Pancake ice forming in sea near Mawson Station

    13 March 2009

    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 …

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