Wind Erosion Histories

The Wind Erosion Histories is a collaborative project to document wind erosion patterns and trends.

By understanding wind erosion patterns in our recent history, we can be better equipped to manage wind erosion today and into the future.  Read more >

... a collection of tools to assist land managers in decision-making
... a record of wind erosion patterns
... a trove of information

 

Creative Commons LicenceThis work by DustWatch Australia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

When to expect dust and wind erosion Use the map to identify the peak time of year that dust is blowing, and use the knowledge to strengthen your wind erosion and ground cover management planning.…
Understand long-term trends Use the map to identify the dustiest, or least dusty, years on record, from 1960 to 2011. Compare the dust levels to the annual rainfall timeline. Use the knowledge to strengthen your…
The main types of dust events seen each year Use the map to identify the dominant dust event types seen each year, and use the knowledge to strengthen your wind erosion and ground cover management…
About accelerated erosion The Wind Erosion Histories project has successfully discriminated accelerated erosion within wind erosion source regions by calculating a climate-adjusted erosion rate (DEDc-a) (i.e. normalising erosion rates for climate at each station) using…
Dust storms are a regular occurrence in many parts of Australia, but there are several major dust storms which have made it into the history books. Below are Dust Storm Files - fact sheets which…
Select a set of maps: Dust event frequencyDust Storm Index