Wind erosion in NRM regions

Use the map to identify the months which were most, or least, affected by wind erosion in recent years (2000-2012). Data is available for most NRM regions of Australia. Use the knowledge to strengthen your wind erosion and ground cover management planning. 

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The wind erosion data is a record of which months suffered wind erosion most, and which didn't. The graph shows the percentage of the NRM region affected by varying degrees of erosion (from Very Low to Very High wind erosion). When viewed together as a time period (2000-2012), you can see which months/years were 'good' years, and which years suffered more erosion than usual.

Modelled Wind Erosion uses a numerical model called CEMSYS (Computational Environmental Management System) to create modelled monthly and annual wind erosion maps of Australia at 50 km resolution. For each pixel (50 km x 50km), a wind erosion severity level was calculated and classified as either very low, low, moderate, high or very high erosion. Then for each Natural Resource Management (NRM) region the percentage of land area affected by each wind erosion severity class was calculated. Read more about the project...

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The geographic markers in the map are 'NRM regions'. These are natural resource management regions as defined by the Australian Government, and further refined as per the report by Leys et al. 2009 "Improving the capacity to monitor wind erosion in Australia"

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The data is sourced from the numerical model CEMSYS ((Computational Environmental Management System). Time period: 2000-2012. Read more about the CEMSYS model...

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Published in Modelled Wind Erosion

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.

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The dust season is the time of year when dust activity is generally highest and most likely to occur. The graph shows the average number of dust events recorded for each calendar month. When viewed together as a whole year, you can see which months usually have a lot of dust activity. The dustiest months represent your dust season. We display the months of the year from July to June because most of the dust seasons in Australia occur between September and April.

Interested in more seasonal patterns? See the Regional data produced by the Modelled Wind Erosion project. There are monthly records for over a decade, which may reveal seasonal patterns in wind erosion extent and severity.

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The location markers in the map are 'Stations'. These are meteorological (weather) stations operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

The NRM boundaries represent natural resource management regions as defined by the Australian Government, and further refined as per the report by Leys et al. 2009 "Improving the capacity to monitor wind erosion in Australia"

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The data is sourced from Bureau of Meteorology records. Time period: overall average (1960-2010)

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For more information, contact the project manager, Dr Craig Strong.

Published in Wind Erosion Histories