Introduction: Neem - 2010

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weather4expeditions.com supports the North Greenland Ice Drilling site Neem with daily weather support. This is the third season weather4expeditions will make daily forecasts for this remote location.

The North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling - NEEM - is an international ice core research project aimed at retrieving an ice core from North-West Greenland (camp position 77.45°N 51.06°W) reaching back through the previous interglacial, the Eemian. The project logistics is managed by the Centre for Ice and Climate, Denmark, and the air support is carried out by US ski equipped Hercules managed through the US Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation.
During 2007-2011, a team of ice core researchers will drill through the ice sheet in North-West Greenland to retrieve ice from the previous interglacial, the Eemian, which ended about 115,000 years ago. Ice core samples from the Eemian will contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of climate under conditions similar to those of a future warming climate.

Read more 

about the NEEM project in the project description (PDF file)
about how ice cores are analysed at the Centre for Ice and Climate
about the field work in the field diaries

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