Aerial survey showed that the coastline in the Arctic was reduced by 14.5 m in 40 days

Storms in the Canadian Arctic due to rising temperatures in the region began to wash away the thawed parts of the coast,

which were previously permafrost. This process occurs in summer when the ice layer on the coast melts.

Researchers in 2017 studied the coastlineHerschel Island, also known as Kikiktaruk, off the coast of the Yukon in the Canadian Arctic, with the help of a drone. Comparison with data collected from 1952 to 2017 showed that the level of coastline erosion is six times higher than forecast.

Researchers studied the coast for 40 days - during this time the coastline lost about 14.5 m. On some days, it was reduced by a meter, scientists say.

Earlier, scientists found out that the level of the World Ocean rises 1 mm annually - this is much faster than previously thought. Now every year glaciers lose about 335 billion tons.