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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.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 21, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
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00:00:45
Solomon helps remote field camps with food. Today we found him making up one of the most important foods - gorp (often called "trail mix"). Check out the cool tool he uses to mix the tasty treat.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 16, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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Adelie penguins contemplate the water near a photographer at a crack in the ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
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00:00:32
Photographer watches Adelie penguins file past him and take to the water in a crack in the sea ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:01:56
Adelie penguins walk right by photographers on their way to a crack in the sea ice.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology
Running Time:
00:02:49
Peggy Malloy is THE person you want to be friends with if you are going out into the field with decent food. She is responsible for the field camp food stores. People who are out in the field need to be supplied with food. LOTS of food!

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
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00:01:28
Ice Stories correspondent Kelly Carroll reports from a storm at Tango 1 Camp, a remote camp deep in the Transantarctic Mountains.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 15, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:00:28
The air is so dry here at McMurdo that anything that gets charged, stays charged. Moist air quickly discharges objects because the water in the air picks up charge from an object and quickly flies away, taking charges with it. This does not happen here. We are constantly getting shocks from our clothing, our bedding and when we exit vehicles.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 11, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): General Science, Physics
Running Time:
00:03:12
They are many ways that people commute to work in the morning some by car, or bus, or maybe walk or ride a bike. Getting to work in Antarctica can be just as varied. One of them is by helicopter. This footage was shot during a trip to Westhaven Nunatak, Antarctica.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 10, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science
Running Time:
00:04:16
Dr. Marvin Speece, professor of geophysical engineering at Montana Tech and co-Principal Investigator of the Offshore New Harbor Project, discusses how their expedition collects scientific data.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: December 9, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science