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 thawed parts of the coast,

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

Researchers studied the coastline in 2017Herschel Island, also known as Qikiqtaruk, off the coast of Yukon in the Canadian Arctic, using a drone. A comparison with data collected from 1952 to 2017 showed shoreline erosion rates six times higher than predicted.

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.