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Aerial photos of buildings on a flat white snow surface.
Date Taken:
December 14, 2016
Photograph By:
Mike Lucibella, NSF
License Type:
Public Domain

The ski-way at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station allows ski-equipped airplanes to land. Heavy equipment operators groom the ski-way in a pattern that helps mitigate imperfections by carrying snow from the edges and filling across the direction of aircraft travel. 

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