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dc.contributorNational Science Foundation (U.S.). Division of Polar Programs.-
dc.contributor.authorSwithinbank, Charles-
dc.descriptionSpecial Report-
dc.descriptionAbstract: This is a report on a search for possible or potential airfield sites in Antarctica, using aerial photographs and satellite images supplemented by other data. A few sites are on ice-free ground but the majority are on inland blue ice fields. Earlier studies of potential airfields on Antarctic glacier ice are referenced. The attraction of a well-chosen blue-ice runway is that construction and maintenance costs are almost nil. A number of sites have been found suitable for the operation of unmodified transport aircraft on wheels. An inland icefield site on Mill Glacier (85°09'S, 167°12'E) is in use for wheel landings by LC-130 aircraft; another at Patriot Hills (80°19'S, 81°16'W) is in use for wheel landings by DC-6 aircraft.-
dc.publisherCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 91-24.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectBlue ice-
dc.subjectCold regions-
dc.subjectIce runways-
dc.subjectLand ice-
dc.subjectPolar cap-
dc.subjectPolar regions-
dc.titlePotential airfield sites in Antarctica for wheeled aircraft-
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