Time-lapse Photography of Barter Island in Alaska


A Season of Change on Alaska’s Arctic Coast. Music starts, plays continuously throughout the video Time-lapse photography looking east on Barter Island June-September 2014 Barter Island Time of year (UTC) Pack ice still present which provides shore protection from storm waves Pack ice melts Notice bluffs slumping here Strong winds deliver ice that travels eastward Warming summer temperatures cause more slumping Floating driftwood shows direction sediment moves Storm brings sea ice from offshore Notice bluffs slumping again and again The bluff begins to slump in front of the camera and now the camera has shifted! Waves start to undercut the bluffs Many factors affect erosion along the norther coast of Alaska… increasing temperatures declining sea ice possible changes in storm activity which may help to speed future coastal erosion.

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