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Scaling from field to region for wind erosion prediction using the Wind Erosion Prediction System and geographical information systems

Feng, G.; Sharratt, B.

Journal of Soil and Water Conservation Ankeny 62(5): 321-328

2007


Accession: 016981352

The Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) simulates soil erosion and dust emissions from agricultural soils. Due to the severe risk of wind erosion in Adams County, Washington, WEPS and ArcGIS were used to simulate soil loss and particulate matter <=10 micro m in diameter (PM10) emissions. On a countywide basis, WEPS predicted an annual soil loss of 14,250 kg ha-1 (6.4 tons ac-1) and PM10 loss of 390 kg ha-1 (0.2 tons ac-1) from fields in summer fallow.

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