Wind-driven rain and aeolian sediment transport in environmental studies (co-organized)
|Convener: Charles Bielders | Co-Conveners: João de Lima , Donald Gabriels|
Although it is viewed as the second most important process of land degradation, estimates of the rates of soil erosion by wind are particularly scarce, both at field and landscape scale. This is due to methodological difficulties in quantifying aeolian sediment fluxes across scales. Indeed, aeolian sediment fluxes are almost exclusively based on point measurements of sediment fluxes which are highly variable in space, both the point measurements and the spatial interpolation procedures being affected by severe uncertainty. We invite presentations and posters that deal with the quantification of aeolian sediment fluxes at different spatial and temporal scales through measurements and modelling, and the evaluation of their impact on soils and other environmental aspects.