Permafrost and Periglacial Related Hazards

Permafrost isn't a geologic hazard until it starts to melt. Unfortunately, permafrost is very sensitive to disturbance by humans and nature. As a result, it is important to consider whether or not permafrost is present when developing any kind of infrastructure. Researchers suggest that permafrost is getting warmer due to rising temperatures at northern latitudes.

Below is a list of publications related to Permafrost and Periglacial Related Hazards. Select a publication number to access more detailed information and their respective files available for download.

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Kinsman, N.E.M., 2013 Report
Kinsman, N.E.M., 2013, Alaska Local Tidal Datums: An Introduction for non-experts (presentation): Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Local Environmental Observer (LEO) Network Seminar Series, Online, March 2013: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 19 p.