Category: Alaska Science

Time-Lapse Video of Coastal Erosion near Point Barrow

Please click the photo to view the short video. The University of Colorado has undertaken a study into the unusually rapid erosion that is taking place now and does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon.  This video shows…

More than Sea Ice

Arthropolis Maps of Arctic Areas at the Top of the World This website, while a little gaudy, is a wealth of information on all things arctic, dedicating several pages to the discussion of not just sea ice, but icebergs, exploration…

Pros and Cons of Owning a Well

http://wellowner.org/basics/ There are pros and cons to having a well in Alaska. Wells can be very expensive to drill, depending upon how far down the water table is and the depth of which may not be known until you get…

Protecting Alaska’s Water Resources

Alaska’s water quality can vary greatly even in areas close to each other. Knowing where your water comes from is important. If you have a well, you may be tapping into an aquifer or groundwater, both sources are fed through…

Karst Caves in Alaska

This Alaska Department of Fish and Game link provides a basic description of karst cave formation in Alaska, the document provides another link that describes the formation in more detail as well as their importance as habitat. Karst Caves in…