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Williams Field

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NZWD
Airport
ICAO: NZWD
Summary
Name Williams Field
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory New Zealand NZ.gif
Location Ross Island, Antarctica
Serving McMurdo Station and Scott Base, Ross Island
Elevation 20.726 m
68 ft
68 ft20.726 m
Coordinates 77° 52' 3.00" S, 167° 3' 24.00" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
7/25 3048 m10,000 ft
67 m219.816 ft
SNO /
15/33 3048 m10,000 ft
67 m219.816 ft
SNO /


METAR
Observation NZWD 170155Z 05014KT 9999 OVC025 M14/M18 A2940 RMK SLP954 GRID22014KT SDP/HDF LAST
Station Williams Field, Antarctic
Date/Time 17 February 2020 01:55:00
Wind direction 50°
Wind speed 14 kts
Lowest cloud amount overcast
Temperature
Dew point
Humidity 71%
QNH hPa
Weather condition n/a

Williams Field

ICAO: NZWD IATA: ---

Description

Williams Field or Willy Field is the United States Antarctic Program's principal airfield in Antarctica. Williams Field is a snow runway located on approximately 8 meters of compacted snow, lying on top of 80 meters of ice, floating over 550 meters of water. The airport, which is approximately seven miles from Ross Island, serves McMurdo Station and New Zealand’s Scott Base. In addition, Williams is the major airfield for on-continent aircraft operations in Antarctica.

Climatology

Ice Cap climate (Köppen climate classification EF) - average temperature below 0°C32 °F
273.15 K
491.67 °R
all year round.

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of NZWD

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