Location : NEEM, Greenland ; 77°27'N, 51°03'W, altitude 2484 m
Mean annual temperature : -28°C
Team members 2010 : 14 nations involved ; Danish coordination : Dorthe Dahl-Jensen ; on the French side, we were three over the same time period) : Olivier Alemany (LGGE), Jérôme Chappellaz (LGGE), Grégory Teste (LGGE)
Activities : during our stay, we ended the deep drilling, reaching a final depth of 2537.36 m. We performed an impressive number of ice-core analyses directly in the field, with probably the most sophisticated instrumental setting ever deployed for an ice core drilling operation.
My work in the field : I was in charge of optimizing the behaviour of a brand-new optical detector developed by our colleagues from LSP-Grenoble, to continuously measure the methane mixing ratio along the ice core. During my free time, I gave a hand for handling the ice cores in the science trench.