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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Coastal Climate Impacts: Climate impacts to Arctic coasts

Peeking into Permafrost

Length: 3:44
Produced by Amy West; Video footage by Amy West, Bruce Richmond, and Tom Lorenson
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Barter Island sits at the top of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, and with the Arctic facing quickly rising temperatures, USGS is there to investigate what’s causing the North Slope bluffs to erode so quickly. This permafrost environment is complex, so USGS studies many facets of the frozen landscape.


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