2012 - Greenland
2012 was one of the most extreme melt seasons on record in Greenland. We arrived in Kangerlussuaq in the middle of the largest melt period of the summer. This intense period of ice sheet runoff resulted in an over bank flood in the Watson River. The flows partially washed out the Watson River Bridge, which connects the town with its water source, trash dump and communication resources.
We spent the next six weeks in Greenland measuring stream flow both on the ice sheet and in large proglacial rivers near the ice sheet terminus.