Six aerial views of the same house showing repeated cliff loss from Jan. 2017 to Jan. 2018.

Cliff erosion below the house shown in the previous image became more rapid in 2017. Small Unmanned Aerial Systems, or sUAS (also known as drones), documented significant short-term (episodic) erosion and undercutting of the cliff. The group's research documented that episodic events such as heavy rains dominate the overall erosion process: rather than proceeding at a steady, linear rate, cliff loss happens quickly, punctuating the long-term process of erosion. Hart 2018. Courtesy of Rose Hart.

Hart 2018. Courtesy of Rose Hart.
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