SSS2.14Effects, consequences and control of soil wind erosion
|Convener: Carlos M. Asensio Grima | Co-Conveners: Panos Panagos , Pasquale Borrelli|
It is true that in recent years there has been progress in the knowledge of the distribution of wind erosion in Europe, proving that in certain areas wind erosion rates are as high as those due to water erosion. It has already been noted, moreover, that in the case of the USA, while water erosion risk decreases, erosion wind one increases, with the added problem that damage and prevention costs are higher in this latter. This alerts us for the need to prevent and combat the problem and, for this, it is essential a better understanding of generated dust production mechanisms and emission by farming practices.