This week at Mawson

  • Auster Rookery

    11 September 2009

    Auster Rookery Photo: Buckshot With the Hanger Rat events behind us the presentations were issued on Saturday night. The categories were: pretty rat won by Jazz, ground rat won by Gunny, crashed rat won by Buckshot, and the overall …

  • Birthday menu

    4 September 2009

    The weather: The days are getting noticeable longer. Sun up at around 9.30am and still light until about 8.00pm. We had a low of −24 degrees but the most extreme weather we have had this week is wind up to …

  • It's home it's Mawson sign with station in background

    28 August 2009

    It's still home for a little while Photo: Jasmine Well, it's still home for a little while. The end of the expedition is rapidly approaching for some of us, but we still have three more fun-filled months ahead of …

  • Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle

    21 August 2009

    Sharks Fin, Rummdoodle Photo: Dave Kenneth Wilson On Tuesday Mawson remembered Kenneth Wilson, a radio officer who died suddenly at Taylor's Hut (near Taylor Rookery, east of Mawson) on 18 August 1972. Ken died suddenly in the morning from …

  • RMIT van with Mt Horden in background

    14 August 2009

    Weather: It has been a rare low-wind week here at Mawson. With three days of virtually no wind whatsoever.It is windy here so often that you tend to get used to it, but when a still day arrives it is …

  • Laundry hung in the sunshine outsdie Mawson station red Shed

    7 August 2009

    The weather The wind settled this week, with only one day of 100 km/h winds. As the wind speed dropped, so did the temperature, with a range from -10.3 to -28.6 degrees. The recent strong winds and absence of sunshine …

  • 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 …

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