An instrument with propellers, about the size of a large pizza box, stands on four legs on bare ground.

Detailed Description

An remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) or drone, equipped with a camera, sits on the Arctic tundra awaiting a radio signal that tells it to fly.


Image Dimensions: 1906 x 1429

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Barter Island, AK, US


Climate impacts to Arctic coasts
The Arctic region is warming faster than anywhere else in the nation. Understanding the rates and causes of coastal change in Alaska is needed to identify and mitigate hazards that might affect people and animals that call Alaska home.