Wind Erosion From A Sagebrush Steppe Burned By Wildfire: Measurements Of PM10 And Total Horizontal Sediment Flux

Sep 6, 2013
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N.S. Wagenbrenner et al.  Aeolian Research 10 (2013): 25–36.  Researchers measured particulate sediments transported by wind to assess risks to areas downwind of burned rangelands in SE Idaho. Some erosion events created exceptionally high dust concentrations that exceeded the capacity of air-quality monitoring equipment. Findings confirm that post-fire wind erosion can affect regional air quality.  Take a look at the satellite image of the soil erosion off the 2010 Jefferson wildfire (fig. 8).