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Erosion Doubles Along Part of Alaska’s Arctic Coast: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

USGS Newsroom - The U.S. Geological Survey-led study reveals that average annual erosion rates along this part of the Beaufort Sea climbed from historical levels of about 20 feet per year between the mid-1950s and late-1970s, to 28 feet per year between the late-1970s and early 2000s, to a rate ...

Video: A Month of Thawing Along Arctic Coast

U of Colorado & USGS - Alaska's Arctic coast is eroding at up to 100 feet a year in some places as the warming climate thaws tundra and open water raises waves that pound shores. Researchers from the Univ. of Colorado created a video showing 30 days of erosion. Link to ...

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