Solar and wave effects on permafrost

Cartoon shows the sun in the sky radiating down onto a coastal bluff with waves lapping up the bluff.

Detailed Description

Graphic showing how solar energy thaws permafrost and waves physically erode permafrost.


Image Dimensions: 770 x 573

Location Taken: AK, US


Coastal Change in Alaska
This geonarrative shows how USGS coastal change hazards research is directly addressing the ability to understand, measure and project coastal change in permafrost regions.