Set to work with Dr. Andy Russell (Keele University), Dr. Fiona Tweed (Staffordshire University), and Icelandic geologist Óscar Knudsen to examine the behavior and effects of past floods caused by volcanic eruptions under ice caps in Iceland, Mel Fiel (Alcoa Center, Pennsylvania, USA) experiences a different adventure after he breaks his leg.

Mel Fiel's Diary

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