Coastal thaw on Qikiqtaruk – Herschel Island, Yukon Territory, Canadian Arctic
June 10, 2019 – Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate – up to a metre a day – has been revealed with drone surveys.
Storms in the Canadian Arctic are washing away increasing amounts of coastal permafrost – frozen ground – which is exposed when sea ice melts during the summer.
The results highlight the ongoing change in the region, as a warming climate leads to longer summer seasons.
Sea ice melts earlier and reforms later in the year than before, exposing the coastline and…