Australian Antarctic base Mawson blockaded by heavy sea ice again

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has revised its shipping schedule due to heavy sea ice conditions adjacent to Mawson research station. My est location marked M – just west of Amery Ice Shelf.

Satellite image from The Cryosphere Today 23 Jan 2014 – there is an animation there.
Midsummer, decades of global warming, sea ice still impeding access to Antarctica.

3 thoughts on “Australian Antarctic base Mawson blockaded by heavy sea ice again”

  1. Aurora Australis sitreps say they are not now going to Mawson but heading back to Hobart. Talk in sitrep for 18th about a flyoff if they got near Mawson.

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