Advance Exchange of Operational Information on Antarctic Activities for the 2005–2006 season

United States Antarctic Program
Office of Polar Programs National Science Foundation

Advance Exchange of Operational Information on Antarctic Activities for 2005/2006 Season
Country: UNITED STATES

Date Submitted: October 2005 SECTION 1 SHIP OPERATIONS Commercial charter KRASIN Nov. 21, 2005 Depart Vladivostok, Russia Dec. 12-14, 2005 Port Call Lyttleton N.Z. Dec. 17 Arrive 60S Break channel and escort TERN and Tanker Feb. 5, 2006 Depart 60S in route to Vladivostok
U.S. Coast Guard Breaker POLAR STAR The POLAR STAR will be in back-up support for icebreaking services if needed.

M/V AMERICAN TERN Jan. 15-17, 2006 Port Call Lyttleton, NZ Jan. 24, 2006 Arrive Ice edge, McMurdo Sound Jan 25-Feb 1, 2006 At ice pier, McMurdo Sound Feb 2, 2006 Depart McMurdo Feb 13-15, 2006 Port Call Lyttleton, NZ T-5 Tanker, (One of five possible vessels. Specific name of vessel to be determined) Jan. 14, 2006 Arrive Ice Edge, McMurdo Sound Jan. 15-19, 2006 At Ice Pier, McMurdo. Re-fuel Station Jan. 19, 2006 Depart McMurdo

R/V LAURENCE M. GOULD For detailed and updated schedule, log on to: http://www.polar.org/science/marine/sched_history/lmg/lmgsched.pdf R/V NATHANIEL B. PALMER For detailed and updated schedule, log on to: http://www.polar.org/science/marine/sched_history/nbp/nbpsched.pdf

SECTION 2

AIR OPERATIONS Information on planned air operations (see attached sheets) STATIONS a) New stations or refuges not previously notified: NONE b) Stations closed or refuges abandoned and not previously notified: NONE LOGISTICS ACTIVITIES AFFECTING OTHER NATIONS a) McMurdo airstrip will be used by Italian and New Zealand C-130s and Italian Twin Otters b) McMurdo Heliport will be used by New Zealand and Italian helicopters c) Extensive air, sea and land logistic cooperative support with New Zealand d) Twin Otters to pass through Rothera (UK) upon arrival and departure from Antarctica e) Italian Twin Otter will likely pass through South Pole and McMurdo. f) The USAP and Antarctica New Zealand (ANZ) will construct a road and drill pad in support of the ANDRILL program. g) McMurdo will support STRATEOLE/VORCORE, a joint project supported by NSF and the French agencies CNES and CNRS. h) South Pole will support IceCube, an international collaboration including the US, Germany, and Sweden. MAJOR FIELD ACTIVITIES • Field camps: Dry Valleys (Multiple Locations) Sea Ice (Multiple Locations) Ross Island (Multiple locations) Siple Dome (81° 30'S, 146°00'W) Odell Glacier (76° 63'S, 159º 95'E) Western Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Camp (-79° 28'S, -112° 52'W) • Traverse South Pole Proof of Concept, Heavy traverse. (Traverse expected to extend from Leverett Glacier to South Pole and return to McMurdo)

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OTHER ANTARCTIC ACTIVITIES (a) Governmental: (grantees, ICDS, RPSC) Persons will work with other contracting parties as follows:
Helen Fricker (+1) Tony Travouillone (+0) Robert Blanchette (+2) C. Stearns/G. Widener (+4) Joseph Warren (+2) Daniel Costa (+0) Ted Scambos (+3) Wayne Trivelpiece (+3) Craig Mitchell (+3) Matt Charette (+1) Stan Jacobs (+tba) Terry Wilson (+2) Ian Dalziel (+4) Ron Naveen (+5) Amery Ice Shelf with Austrailian Antarctic Division Dome C with Italian Antarctic Program Ross Sea Region with Antarctica New Zealand C French IPEV, British BAS Multiple AWS Sites NOAA on R/V Yuzmorgeologiya NOAA at Cape Shirreff, Livingston Island Argentine Antarctic Institute near Marambio Station NOAA on R/V Yuzmorgeologiya NOAA on R/V Yuzmorgeologiya NOAA on R/V Yuzmorgeologiya German Antarctic Division on R/V Polarstern Franklin Island on M/S Klebnikov (proposed) Patriot Hills with Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions Petermann Island transits via M/S Orlova & M/S Endeavour

(b) Non-governmental:
o MV Rotterdam Holland America Line 2 cruises with approx. 1,000 passengers each December 2005 to January 2006 Total number: max. 2,000 passengers (Cruising only, no landings) http://www.hollandamerica.com 9 cruises with approx. 80 passengers each December 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 720 passengers http://www.elegantcruises.com 6 cruises with approx.110 passengers each November 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 660 passengers http://www.clippercruise.com 1 cruise with approx. 975 passengers January 2006 to February 2006 Total number: max. 975 passengers http://www.crystalcruises.com 8 cruises with approx. 138 passengers each November 2005 to March 2006 Total number: max. 1104 passengers http://www.expeditions.com

o

MV Andrea Elegant Cruises and Tours

o

MV Clipper Adventurer Clipper Cruise Line

o

MV Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises

o

MV National Geographic

Endeavor
Lindblad Expeditions

o

MV Explore II Abercrombie & Kent

10 cruises with approx. 175 passengers each November 2005 to March 2006 Total number: max. 1,750 passengers http://www.abercrombiekent.com 1 cruise with approx. 777 passengers December 2005 Total number: max. 777 passengers http://www.oceaniacruises.com 4 cruises with approx. 100 passengers each November 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 400 passengers 10 cruises with approx. 40 passengers each November 2005 to March 2006 Total number: max. 400 passengers 11 cruises with approx. 45 passengers each November 2005 to March 2006 Total number: max. 495 passengers 12 cruises with approx. 80 passengers each November 2005 to March 2006 Total number: max. 960 passengers http://www.Quarkexpeditions.com 10 cruises with approx. 35 passengers each November 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 350 passengers http://www.Quarkexpeditions.com 7 cruises with approx. 550 passengers each December 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 3,850 passengers http://www.orientlines.com 6 cruises with approx. 100 passengers each December 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 600 passengers http://www.TravelDynamicsInternational.com 1 cruise with approx. 1,500 passengers January 2006 Total number: max. 1,500 http://www.princess.com 4 cruises with approx. 550 passengers December 2005 to February 2006 Total number: max. 2,200 http://www.discoveryworldcruises.com/wb2/

o

MS Insignia Oceania Cruises, Inc.

o

MV Kapitan Khlebnikov Quark Expeditions

o

MV Professor Molchanov Quark Expeditions

o

MV Professor Multanovskiy Quark Expeditions

o

MV Lyubov Orlova Quark Expeditions

o

MV Akademik Shokalskiy Quark Expeditions

o

MV Marco Polo Orient Lines

o MV Corinthian II Travel Dynamics

o

MV Regal Princess Princess Cruises

o

MV Discovery Discovery World Cruises, Ltd.

SECTION 7

EMERGENCY CONTACTS National Operator: National Science Foundation United States Antarctic Program (USAP) 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia 22230 USA Telephone +01-703-292-8030 Facsimile +01-703-292-9081 Emergency Contacts Karl Erb Office Telephone E-mail Address Erick Chiang Office Telephone E-mail Address Operations duty officer (24 hr) Telephone STATIONS Commercial Telephone +01-720-568-1010 +01-720-568-1012 +01-720-568-1000 +01-703-292-8030 kerb@nsf.gov

+01-703-292-8032 echiang@nsf.gov

+01-703-819-0283

Name McMurdo (summer) (winter) (24hr/365) Palmer

Facsimile

E-mail

+01-720-568-1092 mcm.nsfrep@usap.gov +01-720-568-1092 mcm.nsfstmgr@usap.gov

+01-720-568-2775/6 +01-720-568-7868 pal.manager@usap.gov

Amundson-Scott +01-720-568-2803 South Pole +881 676 312 608 (Iridium)

pol.nsfrep@usap.gov

SECTION 7 (continued)

SHIPS Name Nathaniel B. Palmer Laurence M. Gould Polar Star Inmarsat Telephone Facsimile E-mail mpc@nbp.usap.gov mpc@lmg.usap.gov

xxx-336-661-012 xxx-336-661-014 xxx-336-862-421 xxx-336-862-424

xxx-763-709851/3 postmasterpolarstar@polarstar.uscg.mil 808-659-3801/3802 (Iridium)

NOTES: 1. INMARSAT Area Codes xxx: Atlantic Ocean - 871 (East)/874 (West) Pacific Ocean – 872;Indian Ocean – 873 Single Number Access Code (SNAC) - 800

Information on Air Operations (Section 2)
INFORMATION ON PLANNED AIR OPERATIONS IN ANTARCTICA FOR
2005/6 SEASON

CONTACT INFORMATION - AIR OPERATIONS

Part A
Country Address for correspondence National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Room 755 4201 Wilson Boulevard Arlington, Virginia 22230 USA Operations/Logistics Contact Officers Position Office Telephone/Fax E-mail

Karl Erb

Director, Office of Polar Programs Head, Polar Research Support Section

Tel: +01-703-292-8030 Fax: +01-703-292-9081 Tel: +01-703-292-8032 Fax: +01-703-292-9080

Erick Chiang

Part B
• X Please tick [ 4 ] appropriate box No, it is not intended to conduct air operations in Antarctica during the forthcoming summer season. Yes, it is intended to conduct air operations in Antarctica during the forthcoming summer season for which the following information sheets are attached: (*delete as appropriate) Sheet 1 Intercontinental Operations Yes Sheet 2 Continental Operations Yes Sheet 3 Ship Based Operations Yes Sheet 4 Other Airborne Operations (Balloons) Yes Sheet 5 Aircraft Description Yes

Part C
Station McMurdo Station Primary Air Information Stations 2005/6 SEASON Siple Dome Camp Lat/Long 77-52S 166-11E INMARSAT Nos None. Station is accessable via regular telephone at 01-720-5681000. Accessed via McMurdo Station telephone patch Accessed via McMurdo Station telephone patch Accessed via McMurdo Station telephone patch Accessed via McMurdo Station telephone patch Accessed via McMurdo Station telephone patch

81.6747S 149.0568 W

WAIS Divide Camp

79.468S 112.086W

South Pole Station Secondary Air Information Stations Siple Dome

90.0 S 0.0W 81-30S 146W

Odell Glacier

76-66S 159-95E

2005/06 SEASON
PART 1
Route

INTER-CONTINENTAL FLIGHTS
No. of Flights Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m) Approximate Date or Period of Flight(s) No. and Type of Aircraft per Flight

ChristchurchMcMurdoChristchurch ChristchurchMcMurdoChristchurch ChristchurchMcMurdoChristchurch

19 21 60*

Up to 45,000/13720 Up to 45,000/13720 Up to 29,000/8841

4 Oct - 11 Nov ‘05 31Dec’05 – 25 Feb’06 21 Oct’05 – 24 Feb 06**

One C-17 One C-17 Seven to Eight LC-130s

13

Up to 29,000/8841

14 Nov – 18 Dec 05

C-130H (wheeled) RNZAF

*Approximately 3 flights per week **Exclusive of 23-28 Dec 05

Note: Intercontinental flights are shared with the Italian and New Zealand Antarctic programs. See their submissions for flight data pertaining to their aircraft.

PART 2
Route

INTRA-CONTINENTAL FLIGHTS
No. of Flights 49 Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m) 20,000-25,000 / 7622

2005/2006 Season
Approximate Date or Period of Flight(s) 27 Oct – 07 Feb06 No. and Type of Aircraft per Flight any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

McMurdo Station TO WAIS Divide LOCATION: 79.468S/112.086W Elevation 5,230ft Fm. McM: 885 nmi McMurdo Station TO Beardmore Glacier LOCATION: 84S/16430E Elevation 5,900ft Fm. McM: 369mi McMurdo station TO AGO sites (6 sites in/around polar plateau) Elevation: 6,100 – 11,700ft Fm. McM: 500-1,100mi McMurdo station TO Siple Dome LOCATION: 81-40S/14903W Elevation: 2,415FT Fm. McM: 540mi McMurdo station TO South Pole LOCATION: 90S

5

20,000-25,000ft / 7622

01 Dec – 28 Jan06

any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

3

Up to 15,000f t/ 4573

29 Dec – 07 Feb06

any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

10

20,000 – 25,000ft / 7622

25 Oct – 29 Jan06

any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

333

20,000 – 25,000ft / 7622

23 Oct – 19 Feb06

any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

Route

No. of Flights

Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m)

Approximate Date or Period of Flight(s)

No. and Type of Aircraft per Flight

Elevation: 9,342Ft Fm. McM: 725mi McMurdo station TO Fosdick Mountains LOCATION: 76.33S 145.13W Elevation: 4,921FT Fm. McM: 633 nmi McMurdo Station TO Patriot Hills LOCATION: 80.27S

5

20,000 – 25,000ft / 7622

01- Nov – 29 Jan06

any of 7 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

3

20,000 – 25,000ft

17- Dec – 05 Jan06

any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

81.37W
Elevation: 6,070Ft Fm. McM: 1089 nmi McMurdo station TO Long Duration Balloon payload drop point LOCATION: U n k n o wn a t t h i s time Elevation: Unknown this time Fm. McM: 300 – 700mi (est.) In/Around McMurdo station (Local helicopter operations) Fm. McM: 1 – 150mi radius

2

20,000 – 25,000ft / 7622

03 Jan – 15 Ja06

any of 8 LC-130 aircraft; any of 3 Twin Otter aircraft

350400

500 – 10,000ft / 3048

6 Oct – 12 Feb06

two AS-350B Helicopters two Bell 212 Helicopters

HELICOPTER OPERATIONS
Sites in/around McMurdo Station
2005/06 SEASON {4 Oct’05 – 15 Feb’06} Site Allan Hills Ant Hill Arena Valley Battleship Promontory Beacon Valley Beaufort Is (ASPA 105) Black Is Blood Falls Blue Glacier Bratina Is Brimstone Pk Brosnahan Is Bull Pass Butcher Ridge Latitude S 76.68 S 78.78 S 77.86 S 76.92 S 77.80 S 76.93 S 78.13 S 77.72 S 78.08 S 78.01 S 75.80 S 79.47 S 77.52 S 79.18 Longitude E 159.91 E 161.45 E 160.94 E 161.03 E 160.71 E 166.94 E 166.15 E 162.27 E 163.28 E 165.55 E 158.47 E 161.02 E 161.85 E 156.38

Site Clark Gl Commonwealth Gl Cp Bird (ASPA 116) Cp Chocolate Cp Crozier (ASPA 124) Cp Evans (ASPA 155) Cp Kerr Cp Lankester Cp Reynolds Cp Roberts Cp Royds (ASPA 121) Cp Royds (ASPA 157) Cp Selborne DAIS Darwin Gl Camp Delbridge Islands Don Juan Pond Drygalski Ice Tongue Explorers Cove F6 Fishtail Pt Franklin Is Garwood Valley Granite Harbor Hidden Valley Hjorth Hill Howard Gl Hughes Gl Hutton Cliffs Iceberg B-15J Iceberg B-15K Iceberg C-16 Icebreaker IceRunway Kennar Valley Kukri Hills Lk Bonney Lk Brownworth Lk Fryxell Lk Hoare Lk Joyce Lk Vanda Lk Vida Marble Pt Mason Spur McMurdo Sound Minna Bluff Mt Crean Mt DeWitt Mt Doorly

Latitude S 77.41 S 77.58 S 77.22 S 77.90 S 77.46 S 77.64 S 80.05 S 79.25 S 75.47 S 77.03 S 77.53 S 77.55 S 80.43 S 77.55 S 79.79 S 77.68 S 77.56 S 75.40 S 77.58 S 77.61 S 78.93 S 76.08 S 78.03 S 77.01 S 78.17 S 77.52 S 77.67 S 77.74 S 77.73 S 77.21 S 77.32 S 77.00 S 77.50 S 77.85 S 77.77 S 77.83 S 77.72 S 77.43 S 77.61 S 77.62 S 77.72 S 77.53 S 77.38 S 77.41 S 78.55 S 77.50 S 78.55 S 77.87 S 77.22 S 77.38

Longitude E 162.21 E 163.01 E 166.43 E 164.50 E 169.19 E 166.42 E 160.43 E 160.35 E 162.45 E 163.17 E 166.24 E 166.17 E 160.62 E 161.31 E 157.88 E 166.50 E 161.18 E 163.50 E 163.52 E 163.25 E 162.56 E 168.32 E 164.29 E 162.86 E 163.78 E 163.62 E 163.08 E 162.46 E 166.86 E 168.92 E 167.20 E 168.00 E 165.00 E 166.41 E 160.36 E 162.25 E 162.32 E 162.71 E 163.12 E 162.91 E 161.61 E 161.68 E 161.79 E 163.68 E 164.42 E 165.00 E 166.69 E 159.53 E 159.85 E 162.89

Site Mt Erebus Mt Feather Mt Fleming Mt Newall New Harbor North Conway Range North Fork Basin Odell Gl Odell Gl Olympus Range Pony Lk Ross Ice Shelf Round Mt Saddle between Mt Bird and Mt Erebus Scott Base Suess Gl Taylor Gl Taylor Valley Terra Nova Bay The Pyramid Turtle Rock Victoria Upper Glacier Victoria Valley Warren Range Westhaven Nun White Is Windless Bight Infrasound Wohlschlag Bay Wright Valley

Latitude S 77.53 S 77.93 S 77.53 S 77.50 S 77.58 S 79.21 S 77.53 S 76.66 S 76.63 S 77.48 S 77.55 S 78.00 S 77.67 S 77.37 S 77.85 S 77.65 S 77.74 S 77.67 S 74.69 S 78.33 S 77.75 S 77.33 S 77.33 S 78.42 S 79.85 S 78.19 S 77.74 S 77.37 S 77.55

Longitude E 167.14 E 160.44 E 160.27 E 162.62 E 163.52 E 159.97 E 161.25 E 159.96 E 160.05 E 161.24 E 166.15 E 170.00 E 160.92 E 166.85 E 166.77 E 162.70 E 162.13 E 163.08 E 164.11 E 163.45 E 166.77 E 162.53 E 162.53 E 158.30 E 154.23 E 167.50 E 167.59 E 166.42 E 161.31

TWIN OTTER OPERATIONS
Sites in/around McMurdo Station
2005/06 SEASON Site AE1 AE2 AFLT AGO1 (cache) AGO1 AGO2 (cache) AGO2 AGO3 AGO4 AGO5 Latitude 78.3S 77.5S 83.96S 83.83S 83.85S 85.66S 85.67S 82.75S 81.99S 77.25S Longitude 118.00W 98.00W 167.69W 129.56E 129.59E 46.43W 45.62W 28.58E 96.78E 123.50E

Site AGO6 Allan Hills (cache) Allan Hills ANITA/TIGER B Back of Endurance cliffs/Mt. Summerson Bates Nunatak Beardmore Gl (cache) Beardmore Gl Beaufort Is BFLT BFLT010 BFLT090 BFLT140 BFLT190 BFLT320 Brianna Byrd Camp (cache) Byrd Camp Byrd Glacier (lower) Byrd Glacier (upper) Cambrian Bluff Casey CIR1 Clark Mtns Cp Archer Cp Hallett (cache) Cp Hallett Cp Lankester Cp Reynolds Cp Selbourne (cache) Cp Selbourne Cp Washington Cp Wilson D090 Darwin Gl Camp Davis Davis Knoll Davis Nuns Deverall Is DF05 Dome C Doug Drygalski Ice Tongue E010

Latitude 69.51S 76.66S 76.68S 71.75S 80.02S 82.75S 80.25S 84.00S 84.00S 76.93S 82.53S 83.59S 84.07S 84.19S 83.91S 83.45S 83.89S 80.08S 80.03S 80.13S 80.42S 82.38S 66.28S 83.03S 77.34S 76.85S 72.44S 72.32S 79.25S 75.47S 80.43S 80.40S 74.65S 82.25S 80.96S 79.79S 68.58S 82.17S 85.30S 81.47S 80.50S 75.10S 82.32S 75.40S 80.13S

Longitude 129.99E 159.60E 159.91E 58.75E 119.53W 155.00E 153.58E 171.29E 164.50E 166.94E 166.00W 164.40W 158.98W 152.04W 147.92W 138.09W 134.15W 119.53W 119.61W 162.00E 157.50E 160.91E 110.53E 172.22W 141.87W 162.82E 169.94E 170.21E 160.36E 162.45E 160.62E 160.75E 165.42E 163.50E 144.50W 157.88E 77.98E 155.00E 166.60E 161.90E 151.03W 123.39E 113.24W 163.50E 147.19W

Site EF05 Elaine EWM4 Ford Range Fosdick Mtns G001 G002 G003 G004 G005 G006 G009 G010 G011 G018 G019 G037 Gargoyle Ridge Gerard Bluffs Gill Graphite Pk GS20 GS21 GS22 GS23 GS24 GS25 GS26 GS27 GS36 H Harry Henry Hercules Dome Horlick Mountains Horney Bluff 1 Horney Bluff 2 Inland Kamb Ice Stream Kamb Ice Stream LaPaz Icefields Larkman Nun Lettau Leverett Gl Lewis Ice Cliff Tongue Lonewolf Nun Lonewolf Nunataks

Latitude 80.19S 83.13S 77.53S 77.22S 76.33S 80.92S 80.87S 80.83S 80.78S 80.74S 80.68S 80.98S 80.91S 80.85S 80.13S 80.14S 80.53S 82.42S 83.58S 79.99S 85.05S 80.19S 80.13S 80.12S 80.12S 80.16S 80.09S 80.17S 80.09S 80.58S 77.00S 83.00S 89.01S 86.50S 85.38S 80.20S 80.12S 81.95S 82.37S 86.33S 85.77S 82.52S 85.49S 84.25S 81.33S 81.42S

Longitude 150.91W 174.16E 86.15W 142.74W 145.13W 144.38W 144.24W 144.09W 143.91W 143.75W 143.50W 144.16W 144.72W 143.79W 147.52W 147.83W 144.11W 159.83E 157.00E 178.61W 172.76E 146.38W 146.99W 146.78W 146.58W 146.58W 146.58W 146.99W 146.99W 148.54W 78.30W 121.39W 1.02W 107.92W 121.00W 159.16E 160.17E 135.00W 136.40W 70.00W 179.38E 174.45W 149.72W 163.50E 152.83E 153.00E

Site MacAlpine Hills Marilyn Mario Zucchelli Station Mawson McMurdo Station Megadunes Midpoint C Miller Range Mt Ester Mt Madison Mt Moulton Mt Rainbow Mt Takahe Mt Tuatara Nascent Gl Nico No Name 1 No Name 2 No Name 3 No Name 4 Noel North MacKay Icefield Odell Gl (cache) Odell Gl Patriot Hills Pensacola Mtns PH Pine Is Ramsever Gl RBC1 RCD1 Reedy Gl Rockefeller Mtns Roosevelt Is Rothera Round Mt Rundle Peaks S015 S017 SB Schwerdtfeger Scott Gl (SOAR) SD SDM1 Seismic Center Shackelton Range

Latitude 84.27S 79.95S 74.69S 67.60S 77.85S 80.78S 75.54S 83.30S 82.30S 80.42S 76.05S 80.75S 76.15S 80.53S 78.12S 89.00S 80.42S 80.33S 82.38S 83.13S 79.33S 76.60S 76.63S 76.66S 80.27S 83.75S 80.33S 77.57S 80.50S 83.69S 81.82S 85.63S 78.29S 79.35S 67.57S 77.67S 80.68S 80.91S 80.78S 75.85S 79.90S 85.82S 81.65S 81.62S 80.25S 80.80S

Longitude 159.92E 165.13E 164.12E 62.88E 166.67E 124.50E 145.82E 155.70E 155.00E 159.83E 134.69W 156.00E 112.37W 158.25E 178.72W 90.04E 156.75E 157.83E 157.08E 155.83E 111.07W 157.75E 160.05E 159.95E 81.27W 55.00W 81.41W 95.93W 156.25E 150.58W 135.75W 132.02W 155.21W 160.32W 68.13W 160.92E 157.16E 144.06W 143.61W 71.56W 169.97E 151.13W 149.06W 148.87W 140.63E 25.40W

Site Shackleton Icefalls Siple Dome Site 3 (ITASE) Site 5 (ITASE) Site H (S-176) Site J (S-176) Site K (S-178) Site L (S-178) Skaar Ridge Sky Blu SOAR Site 1 SOAR Site 1 (OLD) South Lashly South Pole Storm Pk SW Pecora Icefields Swithinbank TAMSEIS Camp Taylor Dome The Landing The Pyramid Theresa Theron Mtns TI1 TI2 TI3 Turret Nunatak Up-Kamb Ice Stream Upper Marsh Icefield Vostok W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W7 W8 W9 WAIS Divide Westhaven Nun WGN Yancey Glacier

Latitude 85.13S 81.67S 78.12S 76.98S 81.95S 81.93S 81.90S 81.77S 84.83S 74.85S 79.32S 82.33S 78.25S 90.00S 84.57S 85.85S 81.20S 81.65S 77.79S 78.33S 78.33S 84.60S 79.08S 74.08S 71.87S 72.53S 82.42S 82.43S 84.97S 78.47S 87.37S 85.63S 81.55S 82.60S 80.33S 79.62S 75.33S 82.58S 79.47S 79.85S 77.13S 80.25S

Longitude 164.00E 149.01W 95.65W 88.82W 138.23W 131.66W 128.45W 125.43W 162.90E 71.56W 132.93W 163.72E 158.85E 139.27E 163.85E 71.40W 126.17W 122.58E 158.79E 161.46E 163.45E 115.81W 28.25W 105.28W 100.91W 93.03W 158.00E 135.80W 157.35E 106.82E 149.50W 68.70W 28.50W 52.50W 81.41W 91.23W 72.50W 104.50W 112.08W 154.23E 115.21W 158.50E

PART 3

SHIP-BASED OPERATIONS (USCG POLAR STAR) 2006/06 SEASON

Route

No. of Flights

Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m)

Approximate Date or Period of Flight(s)

No. and Type of Aircraft per Flight

There will be no ship-based air operations during the 2005-06 season.

PART 4

OTHER AIRBORNE OPERATIONS (e.g. balloons, rockets, etc.)

2005/06 SEASON
Route No. of Flights Possible balloon circumnavigation of the South Pole 7 flights total [ 5 pathfinders + 2 Data flights]. Two large Data balloon flights (28 million cubic ft.); 5 small pathfinder balloons (181,000 cubic ft.) Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m) 130,000 ft. Approximate Date or Period of Flight(s) No. and Type of Aircraft per Flight

December 5 through January 25. Large balloons launched ~ mid-Dec; aloft 10-30 days.

1 balloon each flight, polyethylene, zeropressure balloons

PART 5
Full Name of Aircraft LC-130 Hercules AS350B2 Bell 212 DHC-6 C-17 Short Name Herc or LC A-Star or Squirrel Huey Twin Otter Globemaster III F/R [a] F W/S [b] S No. of Aircraft 8

AIRCRAFT DESCRIPTION 2005/06 SEASON
Flight Level or Altitude (ft/m) [c] Up to 29,000/8841 Pax Capacity 60 Radio Equipment S/U/V/H Navigation Equipment INS/GPS/Doppler Max Range Miles/km 2,500/4025 Type of Fuel Used JP-8 SAR Equipment Yes

R R F F

skids skids S W

2 2 3 1

14,000/4,268 12,000/3,658 18,000/5,488 45,000/13,720

5 9 18 102

S/U/V/H S/U/V/H S/V/H S/U/V/H

GPS GPS INS/GPS/Doppler INS/GPS/Doppler

325/523 200[350*]/ 322[564] 700/1127 5000/8050

JP-5/8 JP-5/8 JP-8 JP-8

Yes Yes Yes Yes

[a] Fixed (F) or rotary (R) [b] Wheeled (W) or ski (S) Equipped [c] Refer to Notes under Section 2 [d] For helicopters, also indicate maximum range over water (in brackets) S=Satellite; U=UHF; V=VHF; H=HF; • Aux Fuel Tanks

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