Permafrost Degradation and Coastal Erosion
Summer storm and coastal erosion in Ukkuqsi
Eroding bluff in Utqiagvik. 7/21/2020
All that's left of an ice cellar in Utqiagvik (note the ladder) due to ongoing permafrost warming and coastal erosion. 8/23/2019.
Remains of sod house eroding out underneath current modern house. 10/8/2018.
Closer view of destroyed ice cellar in Point Hope. 9/23/2019
Slump blocks formed by niche collapse after melting of buried ground ice. Beach south of Utqiagvik. 9/1/2003.
All that's left of an ice cellar in Point Hope. The tarps in the top layer were added in an attempt to keep temperatures in the cellar low enough. It was destroyed by coastal erosion. 9/23/2019.
Large buried ice wedge between Utqiagvik and Walakapa, exposed by erosion. 9/1/2003.
Another storm in Ukkuqsi. 9/3/2003.