2017-2018 Science Planning Summaries
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2017-2018 USAP Field Season
Project Detail

Project Title

CRREL support to the Phoenix Runway

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Event Number:
NSF Agreement

Program Manager:
Ms. Jessie Crain

ASC POC/Implementer:
Samina Ouda / Bob DeValentino

Principal Investigator

Ms. Renee Melendy

US Army Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab
Hanover, New Hampshire


Supporting Stations: McMurdo Station
Research Locations: Phoenix Runway


This project will continue to further develop the new Phoenix Runway and establish safe evaluation techniques. The team will observe impact of aircraft operations on the runway between landing and take-off. They will monitor tasking associated with runway construction and maintenance, allowing them to provide operational guidance to runway operators and users in oral and written form.

Field Season Overview

Two engineers will deploy to work with USAP contractors and support agencies. They will be based at McMurdo Station and will require two snowmobiles for transportation to and from the runway.

Deploying Team Members

  • George Blaisdell (Co-PI)
  • Terry Melendy, Jr. (Co-PI)