Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure


In a new study published July 2015, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that the remote northern Alaska coast has some of the highest shoreline-erosion rates in the nation. Analyzing more than half a century of shoreline-change data, scientists discovered that the pattern is extremely variable, with most of the coast retreating at rates of more than 1 meter per year.


Evaluation of the extreme erosion along the northern coast of Alaska.


Alaska, erosion, Arctic