Peace at dusk

A silhouette of a person on a high bluff overlooking the calm ocean at sunset.

Detailed Description

USGS oceanographer Shawn Harrison stands on the coastal bluff of Barter Island, Alaska at sunset. Shawn and his fellow researchers are studying how the highly erosive bluff changes under the varied conditions experienced by this stretch of coastline. The knowledge gained will be used to improve computer-derived simulations of shoreline change, that in turn communities can use to plan for sea-level rise, changing storm patterns, and other threats to coasts.

Details

Image Dimensions: 4608 x 3456

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Location Taken: Wainwright, AK, US