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Asset Type:Video Clip
File Type(s):mp4,wmv
Duration:00:02:30
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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

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