Wind erosion hazardIndicator protocols for soil condition
Land & Water Australia. 2008. Wind erosion hazard. [Online] (Updated September 4th, 2008)
Available at: http://lwa.gov.au/node/2451 [Accessed Tuesday 12th of March 2013 01:40:34 PM ].
The purpose of monitoring is to set a benchmark for wind erosion hazard and observe how this hazard changes over time. This may be at a particular point, over a district or region or even nationally. Knowing the reason for change is important in directing management responses and policy direction.
The justification is that wind erosion is a potent reminder of inappropriate land use. Its significance in terms of lost production, effects on human health and as a contributor to climate change require a system for acquiring wind erosion data, reporting on trends and assessing impacts. On-site impacts are degraded soil and damaged infrastructure but the biggest impacts are off-site from suspended and deposited dust.
National Land and Water Resources Audit
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