By Ariadne Will
Sitka Sentinel 

Online landslide-warning system starts up in Sitka

 

August 17, 2022



After several years of research, Sitka’s new online landslide-warning system is now live.

But the site — which uses data from the National Weather Service alongside historical data to determine the level of landslide risk in Sitka — is only a start to the landslide research that remains to be done, said a scientist on the project.

“It’s a conclusion but it’s also kind of a beginning,” said Jacyn Schmidt, geoscience coordinator at the Sitka Sound Science Center.

Educating Sitkans on how to react to the possibility of landslides, and building landslide warning systems in other c...



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