Drainage gully in coastal bluffs of Barter Island

A drainage gully through Arctic tundra with slumped chunks of turf and permafrost.

Detailed Description

Along the stretch of coastal bluffs of Barter Island, North Slope of Alaska, a new drainage gully developed between September 2018 and September 2019. USGS scientists have been measuring permafrost degradation, coastal erosion, and flooding hazards on and around Barter Island for the last decade.


Image Dimensions: 2645 x 1983

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Kaktovik, AK, US