Submitted to: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/27/2003
Publication Date: 7/30/2003
Citation: Zobeck, T.M. 2003. Rapid particle size analyses using laser diffraction. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. July 27-30, 2003. Las Vegas, Nevada. Interpretive Summary:
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.