The BOREAS Information System

Northern Study Area - BOREAS Operations (NSA-Ops)

BOREAS Operations was the nerve center of the Northern Study Area. All major actions were coordinated through here, especially scheduling aircraft operations and overflights of sites.
"BOREAS Ops", as it was called, was located in the Keewatin Air Hanger at the Thompson Airport in 1994. This was very convenient, as the Airport was between all of the sites (to the west on Rt. 391) and the town of Thompson. In 1996, BOREAS Ops was located in the Manitoba Provincial Hanger (on the other side of the airport), accessable by North Hanger Road off of Rt. 391.

Location of the NSA within Canada.

Location of BOREAS Operations within the NSA.

Map of the Northern Study Area Operations at Thompson Airport.

NSA Operations, Thompson Airport
[actually, the location of the SRC Suite A mesonet tower at the airport]
also called NSA-9BS-YTHSA (click here for detailed info)
Latitude: 55.804 UTM Easting: 570580 BOREAS X: 817.1
Longitude: -97.874 UTM Northing: 6184839 BOREAS Y: 612.1
Elevation (ASL): 220.97 m UTM Zone: 14

Pictures from the NSA-Ops Site

The Keewatin Air Hanger: site of BOREAS Ops 1994

Dr. Piers Sellers working in Ops, 1994

The BOREAS Airforce

The NASA C-130

The NASA Helicopter

The University of Wyoming King Air

The Ontario Chieftain

The NRC Twin Otter

The NCAR Electra

Other Sites: NSA || NSA-BP | NSA-Fen | NSA-OA | NSA-OBS | NSA-OJP | NSA-Ops | NSA-UBS | NSA-YJP
SSA || SSA-Airport | SSA-Fen | SSA-Mix | SSA-OA | SSA-OBS | SSA-OJP | SSA-Ops | SSA-YA | SSA-YJP

Related Pages:
Study Region Overview
Northern Study Area (NSA)
NSA Operations (NSA-Ops)
SSA Operations (SSA-Ops)
SSA Airport (Prince Albert)

Revison Date: January 25, 1999