Arctic bluff erosion

High coastal arctic bluff with broken chunks, some that are ready to fall into the crashing waves, and some that have fallen.

Detailed Description

USGS is studying climate change impacts to U.S. Pacific and Arctic coasts. Alaska’s north coast is predominantly erosional, retreating on average about 1.4 meters per year. Certain stretches, like this one on Barter Island, are experiencing much higher erosional rates, some upwards of 5-15 meters per year.


Image Dimensions: 4465 x 3265

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Location Taken: AK, US