Climate change and landslides in subpolar Alaska: Less ice, more water
Landslide initiation processes in subarctic Alaska are complicated by the prevalence of ice-rich permafrost. Permafrost and permafrost thaw influence landslide type, frequency, and continued ground surface deformation, resulting in positive feedbacks between permafrost thaw and landsliding. Thaw-induced landslides in interior Alaska and rain-induced landslides across the state pose persistent hazards to vulnerable communities throughout Alaska.
Patton A (2021) Climate change and landslides in subpolar Alaska: Less ice, more water. USGS Landslide Hazards Program Seminar Series, 10 November 2021.
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