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Desert winds; monitoring wind-related surface processes in Arizona, New Mexico, and California

Professional Paper 1598

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Abstract

The 18-year Desert Winds Project established instrumented field sites in the five major regions of the North American Desert to obtain meteorological, geological, and vegetation data for natural desert sites affected by wind erosion. The eight chapters in this volume describe the settings and operation of the stations and summarize eolian-related research to date around the stations. The report includes studies of the sand-moving effectiveness of storm winds, wind-erosion susceptibility of different ground-surface types, relations of dust storms to meteorological conditions, mediation of wind erosion by vegetation, remote sensing to detect vegetation changes related to climate change, and comparison of regional dust deposition to that near Owens (dry) Lake.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Desert winds; monitoring wind-related surface processes in Arizona, New Mexico, and California
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1598
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O. : For sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services,
Description:
153 p.