Scale of information

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Data type

 Yes covered = scale of information presented online or in monitoring reports

 

Information


 

  

Type of data


 

Measurement type

Analytical measurements

Observational data

Modelled data

Modelled Wind Erosion: Regional

 

Modelled

     Yes covered

Modelled Wind Erosion: Continental

 

Modelled

     Yes covered

Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust History

 

Observation

   Yes covered  

Wind Erosion Histories: Dust Event Types

  Observation    Yes covered  
Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust Season  

Observation

   Yes covered  

Community DustWatch network

 

Measured

 Yes covered    

 

Spatial scale

 

DustWatch wind erosion information is presented online at a set spatial scale; but has the potential to operate at a broader scale. For more information, contact us.

Yes covered = scale of information presented online or in monitoring reports

potentially covered= scale at which the data could potentially cover

Information


 

  

Type of data


 

Spatial scale

National

State/Territory

Regional

Station / Point

Modelled Wind Erosion: Regional

 

Modelled

 potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered  

Modelled Wind Erosion: Continental

 

Modelled

 potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered  

Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust History

 

Observation

 potentially covered  potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered
Wind Erosion Histories: Dust Event Types   Observation  potentially covered  potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered
Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust Season  

Observation

   potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered

Community DustWatch network

 

Measured

       Yes covered

 

 

Temporal scale

 

DustWatch wind erosion information is presented online at a set temporal scale; but has the potential to operate at a broader scale. For more information, contact us.

Yes covered = scale of information presented online or in monitoring reports

potentially covered = scale at which the data could potentially cover

 

Information


 

 
 

Type of data


 

 Time span

Temporal scale

 

Overall average

Decadal average

Annual

Monthly

Minute/Hour

Modelled Wind Erosion: Regional    

Modelled

 2000 - 2012

     potentially covered  Yes covered  
Modelled Wind Erosion: Continental    

Modelled

 2000 - 2012

     potentially covered  Yes covered  

Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust History

   

Observation

 1960 - 2011

 potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered  potentially covered  

Wind Erosion Histories: Dust Event Types

    Observation  1960 - 2011  potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered  potentially covered  
Wind Erosion Histories: My Dust Season    

Observation

 1960 - 2011

 Yes covered  Yes covered  potentially covered  potentially covered  
Community DustWatch network    

Measured

 From time of instrument installation onwards

     potentially covered  potentially covered  Yes covered
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