Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 2002-03: VUWAE 47
The Table Mountain camp (fig. 1) was located on a small patch of snow at (altitude 1850m; S77°57.631′ E161°57.324′) and was selected for the snow patch and close location to the temperature probes. Winds during the field visit were mostly between 10 and 30 knots with gusts up to 40 knots.
The Pearse Valley camp (fig. 2) was on an alluvial terrace located at the eastern edge of Lake House (325m; S77°42.101′ E161°26.924′) and was selected for its proximity to a source of water (Schlatter glacier). Wind direction and strength seems highly variable throughout the valley and diurnal variations were common. During the field visit, winds did not exceed 20 knots and seemed strongest from 2 – 5 am.
The Victoria Valley camp (fig. 3) was located on an alluvial terrace derived from meltwater off the Packard glacier and situated adjacent the dune field (400m; S77°22.082′ E162°12.720′). It was selected because of its flat nature and close proximity to the working environment. There was little snow around so water had to be obtained from the Packard glacier, a short walk up Packard Creek. The majority of winds were easterly or down valley with a few periods of stronger, reversed directional westerly winds.page 4