Proglacial discharge measurements, Leverett Glacier, south-west Greenland (2009-2012)

  • Ian D. Bartholomew (Creator)
  • David M Chandler (Creator)
  • Thomas Cowton (Creator)
  • D Mair (Creator)
  • P Niewnow (Creator)
  • Andrew J Sole (University of Aberdeen) (Creator)
  • Andrew Tedstone (Contributor)
  • Jemma L Wadham (Creator)



Measurements of water discharge, suspended sediment concentration and electrical conductivity during the melt seasons of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the proglacial river draining from the tongue of Leverett Glacier, a land-terminating glacier in the south-west of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The measurements were made in a stable bedrock section approximately 2 km downstream from the glacier terminus. Data loggers recorded measurements every 15 minutes from approximately May to August each year. Water depth (stage) was converted to discharge (Q) using season-specific ratings curves derived from repeat dye-dilution injections undertaken across the stage values. Suspended sediment concentration (SSC) was obtained by calibrating turbidity sensor readings with sediment samples taken in-situ and then filtered, dried and weighed. Electrical conductivity (EC) was recorded using a water conductivity probe; the data were filtered for bad values and corrected for temperature, but no smoothing was applied.

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Date made available20 Nov 2015
PublisherBritish Antarctic Survey


  • Greenland
  • discharge
  • electrical conductivity
  • proglacial
  • suspended sediment

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