Submitted to: Video
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2003
Publication Date: August 1, 2003
Citation: Tatarko, J. Soil erosion by wind and its control. 2003. Video and DVD. Manhattan, KS. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wind Erosion Research Unit.
More than sixty years after the end of the Dust Bowl, wind erosion continues to threaten the sustainability of our nations' natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is the primary agency through which research and knowledge about wind erosion is directly transferred to the land manager. In addition to NRCS, agencies such as the Cooperative Extension Service, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management, as well as universities and conservation districts are involved in the transfer of wind erosion technology to those applying it to the land. Each have expressed the need for training materials in wind erosion and its control. Wind erosion involves complicated and dynamic physical processes. As such, a firm understanding of the physical principles of wind erosion is essential to understanding the basis of control practices. An educational video/DVD has been produced which describes the physical basis for wind erosion processes and control systems. Graphics, including photos, video, and computer animation of the physical principles of wind erosion are utilized. The video emphasizes farming systems which target a goal of zero soil loss from wind erosion. This audio-visual approach will provide land managers and other conservation partners with a better understanding of the physical principles of wind erosion and its control.