This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners dispersing goods from resupply

    6 March 2009

    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 …

  • MV Amderma sailing through a decent swell on its way to Mawson Station

    27 February 2009

    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 …

  • Iceberg in East Bay off Mawson Station

    20 February 2009

    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 …

  • Mawson Station Expeditioners during surgical training exercise

    13 February 2009

    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, …

  • Weddell seal

    6 February 2009

    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 …

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