This is a continuation of the interview with George Gryc on September 21, 2004 with Karen Brewster in Menlo Park, California. This is part four of tape number Oral History 2002-27-19. The interview began in tape number Oral History 2002-27-19, Parts 1-3. In this part of the interview, George talks about his contributions to geologic understanding of the Brooks Range and northern Alaska, and what work he sees still needs to be done.
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Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Sep 21, 2004
Narrator(s): George Gryc
Interviewer(s): Karen Brewster
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1) Pride in his work for the US Geological Survey in northern Alaska, and scientific observation and interpretation in the Brooks Range
2) Geological work still to be done in the Brooks Range
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Section 1: oil drilling -- excitement\ rock -- analysis\ gold panning -- excitement\ National Petroleum Reserve\ conservation\ mineral resources -- search for\ work -- enjoyment of\ career -- US Geological Survey\ job -- opportunities\ books -- US Geological Survey history\ problems -- consistency of\ problems -- resolution of\ employees -- quality of\ problems -- administrative\ Congress\ industry\ problems -- scientific\ science -- observations\ science -- interpretation\ data -- observed data\ science -- analysis\ Central Brooks Range\ plate tectonics\ modeling\ geologist -- Mertie. J.B.\ Brooks Range -- structure of\ Rocky Mountains\ structure -- comparison\ plate tectonics -- Alaska\ Brooks Range -- geology|
Section 2: geology -- questions\ rocks -- descriptions\ Brosge, Bill\ University of Alaska -- students\ Arctic National Wildlife Refuge\ maps -- scale\ geology -- descriptive\ models -- theoretical\ models -- change\ plate tectonics\ fossils -- dinosaur\ Colville River\ fossils -- horse\ fossils -- marine\ North Slope -- dinosaurs\ Collins\ University of California, Berkeley\ dinosaurs -- interest in\ climate\ seasons\ dinosaurs -- behavior\ dinosaurs -- age of\ history\ evolution\ book -- Spicer|