Weather photo gallery

Weather

Casey expeditioner in blowing snow
Photo: Vicki H
Setting up camp at Tilley Nunatak
Photo: Glenn Browning
Bow of ship in snowy conditions
Photo: Rob King
Blowing snow at sunset
Photo: Tanya Maddison
Blizzard with buildings and oversnow vehicles barely visible.
Expeditioner holding instrument at arm’s length to measure wind speed and direction
Photo: Sarah Payne

Sunlight hours

Expeditioner with camera tripod over shoulder walks in front of rising sun
Photo: Jeff R
Crimson sunset at Mawson
Photo: Gary Dowse
Sunset at Casey Ranges
Photo: Ruth Wielinga
A double solar halo
Photo: Glenn Browning
Towering sun through the ice-laden atmosphere
Photo: Ben O’L
South Pole sunlight chart, showing total darkness around the middle of the year, and full sunlight at the start and end of the year
Photo: W Barnes
Dome A sunlight chart, showing days of constant sunlight from October–February, and the short days in the middle of the year: never leaving astronomical twilight
Photo: W Barnes
Davis sunlight chart, showing the short days in the middle of the year: never leaving civil twilight
Photo: W Barnes
Mawson sunlight chart, showing the short days in the middle of the year (never leaving civil twilight)
Photo: W Barnes
Casey sunlight graph, showing very short days in the middle of the year
Photo: W Barnes
Macquarie Island sunlight chart, showing significantly shorter days in the middle of the year.
Photo: W Barnes
Heard Island sunlight chart, showing significantly shorter days in the middle of the year.
Photo: W Barnes
Kingston Tasmania sunlight chart, showing significantly shorter days in the middle of the year. Each day has some amount of ‘true’ day and night.
Photo: W Barnes

Wind chill

A katabatic wind blows snow off the plateau
Photo: Glenn Browning
Mawson expeditioner walks in the Katabatic Wind
Photo: Dave Killick
Mawson’s huts in a blizzard
Photo: Dave Killick