Point Lay Study Area

NNA-IRPS research teams visited Point Lay in June and August 2022 to study permafrost properties and ground-ice conditions and to install ground temperature sensors for long-term monitoring in and around the community. In all, 28 permafrost boreholes were drilled (10 up to 3-m deep and 19 up to 5.5-m) and 27 temperature monitoring stations were installed (13 near infrastructure and 14 in natural areas). Not shown: We also acquired high-resolution drone imagery to map the extent of ice-rich yedoma that is highly susceptible to thaw and terrain subsidence. Zoom in for more detail.


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The Alaska Geobotany Center is located on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Our office is located in room 252, on the second floor of the Arctic Health Research Building.

  • Address

    Institute of Arctic Biology
    311 Irving
    P.O. Box 757000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    United States
  • Phone

    907 / 474-2459
  • Email

    Email AGC