Project

Delineation of areas susceptable for wind erosion in Flanders, Belgium

Duration
12 February 2008 → 12 December 2009
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Soil sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
Keywords
GIS Flanders wind erosion erodibility
 
Project description

In the European framework directive Soil protection, wind erosion is considered as one of the main threats on soil quality in Europe. To delineate the areas susceptable to wind erosion in Flanders, Belgium, wind erosion is computed at the field level using a modeling approach. Erodibility measurements in the wind tunnel support the computer simulations.