This week at Mawson

  • Expeditioner with hair

    8 June 2007

    We thought it had been rather windy during May, which was confirmed with the release of the summary meteorological data showing that this was in fact the windiest and warmest May on record. So far, the pattern seems to be …

  • 'Alby' Allardyce's 40th birthday party

    19 May 2006

    The social events highlight at Mawson station last week was a 40th birthday party for our deputy station leader/plant inspector Craig "Alby". Alby was treated to the full "old man" treatment including wheel chair, Ulysses motorcycle club bib ("Grow old …

  • This berg has rolled at some stage, carrying big broken slabs of sea ice up on its flanks.

    5 May 2006

    We now have excellent sea ice around Mawson station, within the islands of Holme Bay, around 65-70 cm thick everywhere, and have received permission for early quad travel within the islands and five kms of station. We are looking forward …

  • Mawson expeditioners gathered at the flagpole while Geoff Bell half masts the flag.

    28 April 2006

    With day lengths decreasing rapidly at a rate of about one hour less each week, we have the distinct feeling that winter is well and truly just around the corner. Currently we have the sun at Mawson from about 10 …

  • Emperor penguins at Auster rookery

    26 May 2006

    With excellent sea ice along the coast here now, our first group was able to visit Auster rookery by quads last weekend. Bureau of Meteorology senior observer Renae tells the story: "The inaugural trip to the Auster Emperor Penguin rookery …

  • A striking black berg in East Bay

    12 May 2006

    With beautiful sea ice around Mawson now over 70cm thick, we are looking forward to sea ice trips to Auster and Colbeck starting soon. We currently have limited sea ice access on quads to the area within the islands in …

  • Approaching Auster Rookery from Macey Island, passing through the berg city

    9 June 2006

    Last weekend, another group of lucky Mawson expeditioners made the trip out to Auster Rookery to visit the emperor penguin colony. Auster Rookery is approached from Macey Island, where the hut is located about 10 km away, passing for the …

  • Tania King, Renae Baker, Sara Conway and Sir Douglas at the Mawson midwinter's swim.

    23 June 2006

    Another Midwinter's day celebration has passed into expeditioner's memories at Mawson station as we now anticipate the return of the sun, lengthening days, more opportunities to get out, and the end of our year together in 5 months time. We …

  • Geoff Bell measuring sea ice thickness in Horseshoe Harbour

    7 April 2006

    Brought to you this week by Geoff, Supervising Comms Technical Officer, and Renae, Senior Bureau of Meteorology Observer Sea Ice Monitoring Geoff is also our supervising sea ice monitor. After watching the sea ice firming around station over the last …

  • Mawson's last official sun for two weeks

    16 June 2006

    It has been a quiet week for Mawson expeditioners with very windy and mostly overcast weather all week and very short days. In fact on Tuesday we got our last official sunrise/sunset as the sun rose to be showing about …

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