Looming over Alaska's most economically important highway
Frozen debris lobes (or FDLs) are slow-moving landslides occurring in permafrost. Made up of soil, rocks, trees, and ice, many are located on the slopes in the southern Brooks Range of Alaska.
FDL-A is approaching infrastructure at an increasing rate.
In 2022, it collided with the old Dalton Highway alignment.
Illustration by Dan Darrow © 2014.
The inspiration for "Not a Rock Glacier" is B-52's Rock Lobster (Instrumental) available on iTunes.
The inspiration for the FDL rap above is Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson (Karaoke Instrumental).
The inspiration for the FDL rap above is "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice available on iTunes.
The inspiration for the FDL rap above is "Whole Foods Parking Lot" by DJDave.