Cape Parry - 1980

see also Notes below photos

Canadian staff (l to r):  L-R: Jack Furnace, Greg _, Jim _, Ron Harder, Doug _, ?, Don Koptana,
Ron Haley, Jerry Fontaine, Blair Thompson, Peter Rex (Nordair Pilot).
(AES staff in bold)

Meteorological Instruments

Richard Lepine

Hangar and Buildings

photos credit and Notes: Ron Haley


The Cape Parry NWT weather station was located in the Air Terminal Building (ATB) beside the hangar.
It was approximately 2 km from the DEWline site named PIN Main. The call sign for Cape Parry was ZUE.
There were approximately 32 personnel at PIN Main; including DEWline contractors, military personnel and Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) employees.
The weather station was manned by three (AES) employees, 24 hours, 7 days per week, to provide meteorological services.
Besides doing observations and reporting weather for Cape Parry, every 6 hours other PIN DEWline sites sent their weather observations to Cape Parry to be retyped and sent to Edmonton.
Cape Parry was the site for scientific rocket launches in the 1970s.
During the period February 1980 to April 1981, a partial list of staff was as follows:

Dave Kuiper (Officer In Charge)
Malcolm Blakeman
Richard Lepine
Ron Haley
Lane Jackson

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