Measurement and Modeling of Fugitive Dust from Off-Road DoD Activities
Agricultural Systems Research Unit
Project Number: 3012-61660-007-09
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement
Start Date: Jan 16, 2013
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
The central goal of the proposed project is to utilize a combination of soil science and meteorological and traditional air quality sampling methods to accurately measure soil and surface characteristics, identify those characteristics significant to fugitive PM emissions and wind erosion and develop lidar instrumentation to measure fence-line concentrations from large area emission sources produced by military activities on DoD installations.
The objectives will be achieved through a comprehensive set of tasks involving field, laboratory and plot studies, that are designed to obtain specific data required to: 1) adequately characterize changes in soil and surface conditions due to off-road military vehicle activities and determine the sites’ changes in susceptibility to wind erosion; and 2) measure incoming and outgoing PM at the installation fence-line.