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Date: December 11, 2008
Running Time: 00:00:28

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


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.
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