The North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project - NEEM - is a multi-national ice core research project which has retrieved an ice core from northwest Greenland (77.45°N, 51.06°W) reaching back to the previous interglacial. Greenland ice cores provide an integrated, hemispheric record of atmospheric chemistry. The NEEM core is an important addition to the other analyses of biomass burning because it can place regional biomass burning into a hemispheric perspective. This drilling site is located in a high-accumulation area of Greenland and extends to a depth of 2542 m.
We have analyzed a high-resolution record of biomass burning from the NEEM ice core for the last 2000 years, and a low-resolution record of fire activity for the past 100,000 years.
More information on NEEM research is available at the following website: