Sasha Peterson

Sasha Peterson
University of Texas at El Paso | UTEP · Systems Ecology Lab

Bachelor of Science

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Introduction
I am currently working towards my PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at UT at El Paso. My dissertation is focused on better understanding arctic coastal erosion patterns, predictability, and impacts through a geologic and remote sensing approach in Beaufort Lagoon ecosystems.
Education
January 2012 - May 2017
University of Alaska Anchorage
Field of study
  • Geological Sciences

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Publications (2)
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Two prominent arctic coastal erosion mechanisms affect the coastal bluffs along the North Slope of Alaska. These include the niche erosion/block collapse mechanism and the bluff face thaw/slump mechanism. The niche erosion/block collapse erosion mechanism is dominant where there are few coarse sediments in the coastal bluffs, the elevation of the b...
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An Arctic coastal erosion process or mechanism is distinct from a non-Arctic erosion process due to the importance of thermal processes in addition to mechanical ones. The Arctic contains permanently frozen soil (permafrost) as well as soil and sediments that freeze seasonally. Thawing of the coastal permafrost and seasonally frozen soils/sediments...