Alaskan Coast Seafloor

Image: Alaskan Coast Seafloor

Detailed Description

This photograph shows USGS scientists collecting data off the Arctic Coastal Plain of northern Alaska. Coastal erosion along the Arctic coast is chronic, widespread and potentially accelerating, posing threats to infrastructure important for defense and energy purposes, natural shoreline habitats and nearby Native communities. To help address these concerns, the USGS is collecting information on past and present shoreline changes along the conterminous United States and parts of Alaska and Hawaii. 


Image Dimensions: 3072 x 2048

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Colville River Delta, AK, US