This week at Mawson

  • 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 …

  • Ramps

    2 June 2006

    By Ivor Harris Before taking our Hägglunds tracked vehicles onto the winter sea ice at Mawson, this week all station personnel undertook two sessions of "Hägglunds sea ice travel" training, expertly delivered by our plant inspector Craig "Alby" , senior …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Sea ice just starting to form in Kista Strait outside Horseshoe Harbour.

    31 March 2006

    We have had cold conditions here this week (for March) of -15 to -18 C most of the time. The sea froze very quickly early this week, after being kept open only by the strong winds generating a good surface …

  • The Mawson Fleet line up for the Annual Regatta

    27 January 2006

    Mawson boat race Winds to 65 knots and a Harbour full of ice did little to deter the Awesome Mawson mob from celebrating Australia Day with the running of the annual Mawson yacht race. Protected from raging winds and bitter …

  • The delivery!

    20 January 2006

    From Bechervaise Island One penguin, two penguins, three penguins… The sea ice is starting to break up around the island, creating a moat for our little fortress of science. Of course, our being marooned out here until the boats can …

  • Departure for Bechervaise

    12 January 2006

    Story By Renae B With the lovely weather which has bestowed itself upon us over the past few weeks, the sea ice is deteriorating and started to show signs of becoming unsafe for foot travel around Christmas. So, this meant …

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