Military Unit is Lifeline for Scientists in Greenland and Antarctica

The 109th Airlift Wing UNIT is the only unit in the world with a mission to bring scientists to and from Arctic and Antarctic research stations.
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I. When for start coming up here we were mostly doing training. Now the mission has evolved where there's actually more science going on opting Greenland. The one on ninth airlift wing it is active partners with National Science Foundation. Sure that logistically they get what they need to perform their scientific experts. Ski landing is not really that much more difficult to land the plane on schemes then on wheels it's just different way that you need to do things once were on the ground it's a little bit more of the challenge in the fact that she'd tonight at rates. Pleasure on skis. You don't have nose wheel steering you steer using differential power. Your plans as if that some prisoners once. So sometimes we have to pick up your. And ski weekends he quit talents bitter war. Yeah. Substances of very difficult location goats and community oldies. But there is it all for its worst we do the other is worse continuously it's going on for years brutal determined so what's about to use climate history. I welcome it sees as. Summit stations are collaborative environment just. Tons of different. Resist going on and everyone's working together try to get the data. Hearing Greenland and other places and in our cuts and the snowfall that happens year after year it never melts eventually compacts to fully closed ice. And you can think of the snow was like a sponge matrix that can hold in the air bubbles inside. So eventually adapt to what happens I still trapped in the bubbles of what the atmosphere used to do you like. Hundreds of thousands of years ago. So by drilling you can access is an atmosphere ST what Dallas it was like back and deep Air National Guard is really essential in sitting there in the sights back home. For these words will we pull those so we do this as we fly north. So you can bet your point if it affect your when schools possible. I'm working on neutrinos. So we're trying to learn about where these new kids came for a and how they work accelerated to have such tight. Ari experiment right now is actually relatively small and pretty straightforward so we just ship safe. Cargo everything from fancy electronics two things that we need to build. Build our experiment here without access to places like the South Pole or here it's from the station. We wouldn't be able to do the work that review. Without the want to remind that this scientist Bruce troops going. We are the only have we will speak with you when. And we have a lot of uncertainty. ET in. Problems we're having with the weather with temperature as we call climate change. I have noticed some changes. In potter field bleachers since the received we'll sooner. This means that develop out and ice cap. Scientists are trying to find the answers of that as well as other areas of science expiration. It's very important it's actually it's a great nation to live and have the ability to ensure that the signs. And take.

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