Expeditioners doing science

Science - it is what we are here for

Science - it's what we're here for.

Just because there are currently no scientists at Mawson does not mean that there is no science going on. In addition to the many automated measurements sent regularly over our satellite link, we do daily radionucleotide measurements as part of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, weekly magnetic absolute observations (to calibrate the regular automated measurements) and deploy and maintain other experiments for the scientists back home.

This week saw Mark, Adam and myself deploy a chain of thermistors in the sea ice and repair an automated penguin colony camera at Béchervaise Island.

Tom Luttrell