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Peeking into Permafrost

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Barter Island sits at the top of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and with the Arctic facing quickly rising temperatures, USGS wants to investigate what’s causing the North Slope bluffs to erode so quickly. This permafrost environment is complex, so USGS studies many facets-- from radon in the groundwater to sand grains along the coast-- of this frozen landscape.





Music: Going Forward Looking Back and Massive by Podington Bear, from an Attribution, NonCommercial International Creative Common license. 3.0, ©Chad Crouch