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|
The Keewatin Air Hanger: site of BOREAS Ops 1994
Dr. Piers Sellers working in Ops, 1994
The NASA C-130
The NASA Helicopter
The University of Wyoming King Air
The Ontario Chieftain
The NRC Twin Otter
The NCAR Electra
Study Region Overview
Northern Study Area (NSA)
NSA Operations (NSA-Ops)
SSA Operations (SSA-Ops)
SSA Airport (Prince Albert)
Revison Date: January 25, 1999