Special Use Airspace W-220

Oliktok, Alaska

Warning Area W-220 is being established to support research conducted by the Department of Energy as part of the North Slope of Alaska Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility.

Due to the yearly print cycle of the Point Barrow Sectional, W-220 will be effective before the charting in 2016. This graphic notice is provided until the Point Barrow Sectional chart is updated to reflect the W-220 airspace. W-220 is divided in 16 sub-areas, W-220A through H, each with a high and low division. Only W-220A and W-220B will appear on the Sectional chart, the remaining areas fall outside the lateral boundaries of the U.S. Sectional publications, extending north to 82°00’00"N. In all subdivisions, the Times of Use are by NOTAM, the Controlling Agency is Anchorage ARTCC and the Using Agency is U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Biological and Environmental Research. The descriptions of W-220A and W-220B are as follows:

W-220A Low Oliktok, AK

Boundaries: Beginning at lat. 70°47’00"N., long. 150°58’15"W.;

To lat. 71°37’00"N., long 151°01’03"W.;

To lat. 71°37’00"N., long 148°42’04"W.;

To lat 70°47’00"N., long 148°44’52"W.;

To the point of beginning.

Altitudes: Surface up to but not including 2,000 feet MSL.

W-220A High Oliktok, AK

Boundaries: Beginning at lat. 70°47’00"N., long. 150°58’15"W.;

To lat. 71°37’00"N., long. 151°01’03"W.;

To lat 71°37’00"N., long. 148°42’04"W.;

To lat 70°47’00"N., long. 148°44’52"W.;

To the point of beginning.

Altitudes: 2,000 feet MSL up to but not including 2,000 feet MSL.

W-220B Low Oliktok, AK

Boundaries: Beginning at lat. 71°37’00"N., long. 151°01’03"W.;

To lat. 72°27’00"N., long. 151°04’09"W.;

To lat. 72°27’00"N., long. 148°39’03"W.;

To lat. 71°37’00"N., long. 148°42’04"W.;

To the point of beginning.

Altitudes: Surface up to but not including 2,000 feet MSL.

W-220B High Oliktok, AK

Boundaries: Beginning at lat. 71°37’00"N., long. 151°01’03"W.;

To lat. 72°27’00"N., long. 151°04’09"W.;

To lat. 72°27’00"N., long. 148°39’03"W.;

To lat. 71°37’00"N., long. 148°42’04"W.;

To the point of beginning.

Altitudes: 2,000 feet MSL up to but not including 10,000 feet MSL.

Graphic depicting the W-220B High/Low and W-220A High/Low special use airspace.