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Polar Podcasts

In Polar Podcasts, you'll hear stories from geologists who've spent their careers - their lives - exploring and studying the remarkable and remote geology of Greenland. Why did they become fascinated with Greenland? What were the problems and the discoveries that drove them? And what was it like working in these remote places, where few people venture - even now?

Tracks

31: Allen Nutman: A lifelong love of making geological maps 15:05 01/26/2021
30: Bjørn Thomassen: Chasing gold in wild weather, North-West Greenland 17:42 01/19/2021
29: Kent Brooks: Mantle xenoliths and dislocated shoulders 11:12 01/12/2021
28: Bjørn Thomassen: Encounters with animals while prospecting for lead-zinc in east Greenland 12:48 01/05/2021
27: Agnete Steenfelt – From geochemical exploration to a Greenland-wide geochemical map 10:54 12/29/2020
26: Bjørn Thomassen – Stalked by a polar bear in East Greenland 10:58 12/22/2020
25: Brian Upton: Working in remote Northeast Greenland 09:21 12/15/2020
24: Allen Nutman – “Faraway places with unpronounceable names” – dating Greenland’s ancient rocks 25:38 12/08/2020
23: Bjørn Thomassen: Vertical fieldwork – exploring the niobium-tantalum-enriched Motzfeldt Intrusion 18:20 12/01/2020
22: Bjørn Thomassen – Mining the Black Angel 24:11 11/24/2020
21: Niels Henriksen: Reaching remote western North Greenland – mapping the Thule region 14:23 11/17/2020
20: Allen Nutman: “What if the boundary is folded?” – figuring out the structure of Earth’s ancient crust 14:08 11/10/2020
19: Kent Brooks: “Nanoq! Nanoq!” Close encounters with polar bears in East Greenland 13:08 11/03/2020
18: Agnete Steenfelt – The beginnings of systematic geochemical exploration of Greenland 13:18 10/27/2020
17: Allen Nutman: “Paired for life” – the beginning of a career mapping the oldest rocks in the world 18:04 10/20/2020
16: Kent Brooks: Discovering gold in the Skaergaard intrusion 18:51 10/13/2020
15: Agnete Steenfelt – Exploring for uranium in East Greenland in the 1970s 11:30 10/06/2020
14: Bjørn Thomassen – One Man Expedition in East Greenland 09:28 09/29/2020
13: Kent Brooks: “Mayday, mayday, mayday, helicopter going down” 08:18 09/22/2020
12: Niels Henriksen – Mapping remote, uninhabited eastern North Greenland 13:51 09/15/2020
11: Bjørn Thomassen and Kent Brooks: The discovery of the Flammefjeld porphyry molybdenum deposit 21:44 09/08/2020
10: Niels Henriksen: Mapping the Caledonian Fold Belt – the Alps of East Greenland 14:17 09/01/2020
09: Kent Brooks: Earliest drilling of the remarkable Skaergaard layered intrusion 20:51 08/25/2020
08: Brian Upton: Beginnings of understanding plate tectonics, “a hell of an exciting time!” 12:44 08/18/2020
07: Niels Henriksen: Lifting the ‘iron curtain’ on geological mapping in Northeast Greenland 15:10 08/18/2020
06: Kent Brooks – The Plane Crash 13:57 08/11/2020
05: Brian Upton: Mapping the unusual alkaline rocks of the Gardar Province 16:21 08/11/2020
04: Bjørn Thomassen: ‘Taken in’ – the beginnings that led to 42 summers exploring Greenland 10:46 08/11/2020
03: Kent Brooks: The kindling of a 50-year career studying East Greenland 18:48 08/04/2020
02: Brian Upton: “Ilimaussaq is magic” – beginnings of a lifelong passion for alkaline rocks 15:21 08/04/2020