|Title: ||An Airport Made of Ice|
|Description:|| The POLENET project takes scientists all over the continent to install equipment, and to get there they leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different; there's no pavement here - this runway is made of ice.
POLENET's Stephanie Konfal gives us a look at Willy Field.
|Location:||Greenland Ice Sheet, Arctic, North America|
|Keywords:||aircraft, airplanes, airport, antarctica, mcmurdo station, williams field, willy field|
|Big Ideas:||Polar Logistics, Transportation|
|Projects:||Antarctic, Pulse of the Poles|
|Links:||Dispatch: An Airport Made of Ice|
|Created By:||Kelly Carroll|
|Copyright:||2008 Exploratorium, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License|
|Attribute As:||Created by Kelly Carroll for the Ice Stories project, © 2008 Exploratorium|