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Greenland: The Pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing

Greenland: The Pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing
Program Summary

The Air Force National Guard is a vital part of climate research in the far north of Greenland. Dr. Heidi Cullen, with a production team from StormCenter Communications, met with the pilots of the 109th Airlift Wing to talk about what it’s like to fly in extreme weather conditions, and their dangerous job — getting people and equipment into Greenland's harsh interior and back.

For a more in-depth look at the NEEM project and its findings, watch Drilling Back to the Future: Climate Clues from Ancient Ice on Greenland, Climate Central's report broadcast on PBS’s The NewsHour.

Footage credits: StormCenter Communications, NEEM, Ines Trams/ZDF


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