Proglacial discharge measurements, Kiattuut Sermiat glacier, south Greenland (near Narsarsuaq)

  • Jon Hawkings (Creator)
  • Jemma L Wadham (Creator)
  • Jon Telling (Creator)
  • Elizabeth Bagshaw (Creator)
  • Alexander Beaton (Creator)
  • David Chandler (Creator)
  • Ashley Dubnick (University of Alberta) (Creator)



Measurements of water discharge during the 2013 the melt season in the proglacial river draining from the proglacial lake of Kiattuut Sermiat, a land-terminating glacier in the south of the Greenland Ice Sheet (61.2°N, 45.3°W). The measurements were made in a stable bedrock section approximately 1 km downstream from the proglacial lake terminus. Data loggers recorded measurements every 15 minutes from April to September. Water depth (stage) was converted to discharge (Q) using season-specific ratings curves derived from 51 repeat dye-dilution injections undertaken across the stage values. This research is part of the UK Natural Environment Research Council, NERC-funded DELVE project (NERC grant NE/I008845/1). Additional funding was provided by Cabot Institute (University of Bristol).
Date made available2016

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