Effects of spatial variations in source areas upon dust concentration profiles during three wind erosion events in Australia

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Butler, H. J., Hogarth, W. L. and McTainsh, G. H.. 2001. "Effects of spatial variations in source areas upon dust concentration profiles during three wind erosion events in Australia." Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 26 (10), pp. 1039-1048. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.235
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Effects of spatial variations in source areas upon dust concentration profiles during three wind erosion events in Australia

ERA Journal ID1720
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsButler, H. J. (Author), Hogarth, W. L. (Author) and McTainsh, G. H. (Author)
Journal TitleEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
Journal Citation26 (10), pp. 1039-1048
Number of Pages10
Year2001
Place of PublicationChichester, West Sussex. United Kingdom
ISSN0197-9337
1096-9837
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.235
Web Address (URL)http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/2388
Abstract

Dust storms are a major contributor to soil erosion in inland Australia, and the Simpson Desert-Channel Country region is one of the most active wind erosion regions. While information is available on wind erosion rates at the land-type level, little is known about the influence spatial variations in the erodibility within a land-type has on the resulting dust concentration profile. A Gaussian plume model, DSIS, is presented along with tower-based dust data, to describe the influence of different spatial combinations of dust sources areas, during three dust events on the Diamantina River flood-plain in Western Queensland, Australia.

Keywordsspatial; dust; wind; erosion; Australia; Gaussian plume model
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020300206. Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
410406. Natural resource management
410605. Soil physics
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Copyright © 2001 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Mathematics and Computing
Griffith University
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