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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Proceedings of the Icar5/gcte-Sen Joint Meeting

Authors
item Lee, J - TTU
item Zobeck, Teddy

Submitted to: International Conference on Aeolian Research
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 22, 2002
Publication Date: July 25, 2002
Citation: Lee, J., Zobeck, T.M. 2002. Proceedings of the ICAR5/GCTE-SEN joint meeting. International Conference on Aeolian Research. July 22-25, 2002. Lubbock, Texas.

Interpretive Summary: This Proceedings of the ICAR5/GCTE-SEN describes a joint meeting of the Fifth International Conference on Aeolian Research (ICAR 5) and the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Soil Erosion Network (GCTE-SEN). The ICAR conferences attract geomorphologists interested in wind driven processes, physical scientists, soil scientists, and erosion specialists from around the world to discuss the latest challenges and discoveries of earth processes dominated and affected by wind. The GCTE-SEN is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program. The thrust of the GCTE-SEN is twofold: 1) To design and undertake experimental and monitoring programs to predict the impacts of changes in climate and land-use on soil erosion and 2) To refine and adapt current erosion models (for use in global change studies) from plot to regional scales. The proceedings contains abstracts from over 130 papers on topics including fundamental wind driven processes, instrumentation/measurement in the field and lab, modeling, field studies, environmental impacts, erosion control, landforms and wind-affected ancient environments.

Technical Abstract: The Proceedings of the 2002 Wind Erosion and Aeolian Processes Conference is a compilation of the papers presented at a 2002 joint meeting of the International Conference on Aeolian Research 5 (ICAR 5) and the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems, Soil Erosion Network (GCTE-SEN). This is the fifth meeting of the International Conference on Aeolian Research. Previous meetings have been held in Aarhus, Denmark (1985), Sandbjerg, Denmark (1990), Zyzxx, CA, USA (1994), and Oxford, U.K. (1998). The ICAR conference attracts aeolian geomorphologists, physical scientists, soil scientists, and erosion specialists from around the world to discuss the latest challenges and discoveries of aeolian research. The GCTE-SEN is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. The thrust of the GCTE-SEN is twofold: 1) To design and undertake experimental and monitoring programs to provide a predictive understanding of the impacts of changes in climate and land-use on soil erosion and 2) To refine and adapt current erosion models (for use in global change studies) from plot to regional scales. The network was developed to encourage international collaborations and has been very successful. The proceedings included over 130 papers covering topics including fundamental aeolian processes, instrumentation/measurement, field studies, modeling, environmental impacts and erosion control, and landforms and aeolian paleoenvironments. The meeting, held in Lubbock, Texas in July, 2002 was attended by 130 scientists representing 18 countries.

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