Wind erosion

Wind erosion is a natural part of the Australian landscape and has been responsible for shaping much of it.

Date
1 January 2003
Publisher
NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 0-7347-5399-3
  • ID CNR 2003.069
  • File PDF 0.8MB
  • Pages 7
  • Name wind-erosion.pdf
When the force of the wind exceeds the resistance of the soil surface, soil will be eroded. On agricultural land, the most damaging action of wind erosion is called saltation. This occurs when soil particles with a diameter of 0.1–0.5 mm are bounced across the soil surface by the wind, abrading and eroding the surface.
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