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Re: The Utqiagvik (Barrow) Webcam
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 05:48:26 PM »
I think it would be better here.

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Re: The Utqiagvik (Barrow) Webcam
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 07:00:46 PM »
Sandbags appearing everywhere along the sea defences.

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Re: The Utqiagvik (Barrow) Webcam
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2020, 08:00:29 PM »
Sandbags appearing everywhere along the sea defences.
One wonders what future Utqiagvik has.
Wait for the Fall storms, especially if there is a late freeze-up.

https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/11/05/fall-storms-coastal-erosion-focus-of-northern-alaska-research-cruise/
“The ongoing reduction in seasonal ice cover in the Arctic Ocean may cause enhanced wave activity along the northern Alaskan coast, contributing to rapid coastal erosion and local flooding issues.”
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Re: The Utqiagvik (Barrow) Webcam
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2020, 09:26:38 PM »
One wonders what future Utqiagvik has.
Wait for the Fall storms, especially if there is a late freeze-up.

On Google Earth, most of the town appears to be < 7m above sea level.  But I hear that the Dutch are starting to hire themselves out as expert consultants.
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