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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
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science