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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
An Airport Made of Ice (Clip)
Date: December 21, 2008
Running Time: 00:02:30

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This program is available for download in the Ice Stories Polar Media Collection.


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.
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