Dan has been producing radio stories and writing magazine articles
since 1986. Before that he was a student for longer than he cares
to recall, eventually earning a B.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in political
science, both from MIT. His reports generally concern science and
the environment. During the 1999/2000 academic year he had a journalism
fellowship at the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he studied
geology and climate science, taking an important step toward his
longstanding goal of bringing more attention to the impact of climate
He has produced material for radio shows and networks as diverse National Public Radio's Weekend Sunday Edition and Living on Earth (where he once worked), Radio Netherlands, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Germany's Deutsche Welle radio. He writes regularly for Scientific American. Dan's journalism awards include the George Foster Peabody Award and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pinnacle of Excellence prize (both of which were awarded to a series to which Dan contributed a one-hour documentary). When he's not working Dan is trying to keep his old house from falling down and taking his two children to museums in the Boston area.
Grossman received assistance for his expedition to Greenland from
Icelandair, Air Iceland Air Greenland, the 109th Airlift Wing of the
National Guard and the North Greenland Ice core Project. During his stay he
was hosted by the Sirius Sledge Patrol, Iceland's Institute of Archeology
and Zackenberg station.