The Wind Erosion Histories (WEH) 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. The primary aim is the online presentation of a collection of tools to assist land managers with decision-making. The data presented is from the following sources: Griffith University (WEH); Bureau of Meteorology records.
Final Reports can be viewed open-source at NRM Knowledge Online as they become available. More publications may be added in the coming months.
The project began in 2009 and was renewed for 2010-2013 under the Caring for our Country initiative.
No updates are expected to be made after June 2013.
Sister projects within the initiative
The Caring for our Country initiative invested significantly in wind erosion knowledge creation & communication. The following projects form an integrated suite of wind erosion monitoring information under this initiative:
- Wind Erosion Histories (Griffith University) (you are here)
- Community DustWatch (NSW Office of Environment & Heritage)
- Modelled Wind Erosion (University of Southern Queensland)
- the Monitor (NSW Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
The Wind Erosion Histories project is an outcome of the Caring for our Country initiative.
The project was led by Prof. Grant McTainsh & Dr Craig Strong and their team at Griffith University, in collaboration with project partners Dr John Leys and team at NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (Community DustWatch) and Dr Harry Butler and team of University of Southern Queensland (Modelled Wind Erosion).
For more information about the project, contact Dr Craig Strong