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This study represents part of a project by the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Soil Erosion Network to validate wind erosion models. Soil loss measurements from 46 storm events from eroding fields in six states were compared to predictions from the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) erosion submodel. The field data were collected from small (2.5(More)
The Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) is a process-based model that simulates daily weather and field conditions along with hourly wind speeds and erosion. Its physical basis should allow model application to regions outside the US for which it was originally developed. The objective of this study was to compare results from measured wind erosion with(More)
Models of wind erosion are used to investigate fundamental processes and guide resource management. Many models are similar in that temporal variables control soil wind erodibility, erosion begins when friction velocity exceeds a threshold, and transport capacity for saltation/creep is proportional to the cube of friction velocity. Conservation of mass(More)
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