WIT Press

A Broadscale Wind Erosion Model For Environmental Assessment And Management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970281

Volume

22

Pages

20

Published

1997

Size

2,733 kb

Author(s)

W.F. Lyons, R.K. Munro, M.S. Wood, Y. Shao & L.M. Leslie

Abstract

Wind erosion is influenced by a complex set of interacting physical processes governed by four main factors: climate; soil state; surface roughness; and land management practice. Wind erosion events in Australia are variable in spatial extent and intermittent in time, and they are often associated with mesoscale frontal systems, under dry weather conditions. During erosion, fine soil particles rich in nutrients and organic matter can be carried away by wind over large distances, l

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