Wind erosion monitoring tools provide support in decision-making, and inform land managers of current land conditions that relate to wind erosion monitoring and management.
What tools does DustWatch provide?
DustWatch provides wind erosion monitoring tools which are freely available on this website:
- Wind Erosion Histories includes interactive web-maps, map archives, and factsheets
- Modelled Wind Erosion data is available as an online web-map and gallery, or on request
- Community DustWatch manages a DustWatch Nodes network of monitoring data
More information on these tools is listed in the following table:
Online tools & information to assist land managers in decision-making
Type of output: Web-maps, Charts, Factsheets & Maps
Access: Online, free access
Organisation/s: DustWatch Australia, Griffith University, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, University of Southern Queensland
Who to contact: Dr Craig Strong, Griffith University
Process-based computer modelling for producing wind erosion data
Type of output: web-map, maps and raw data
Access: online, free access. Contact project manager for raw data.
Organisation/s: University of Southern Queensland, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Who to contact: Dr Harry Butler, University of Southern Queensland
National network of instruments measuring real-time dust levels
Type of output: Raw data and interpreted monitoring reports
Access: Free online reports of existing instrumentation; Participation in the DustWatch Nodes network program
Organisation/s: Community DustWatch, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Who to contact: Dr John Leys, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
More tools from related projects
The Monitor is an online monitoring tool developed by Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries under the Caring for our Country initiative. It provides a broad range of data for regions across Australia. See the table below for more details.
Online tool presents free data to public.
Type of output: Charts, maps, data
How to access: Online, free access
Organisation/s: DAFF (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
Who to contact: The Monitor (contact now )