Submitted to: Workshop Proceedings
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/1/2004
Publication Date: 7/18/2004
Citation: Skidmore, E.L., Wagner, L.E., Tatarko, J., Tibke, G. 2004. Wind erosion prediction system (weps). Proceedings of Soil and Water conservation Society 2004 Annual Conference, Saint Paul, Minnesota, July 24-28,2004.
Technical Abstract: In response to customer requests for improved wind erosion prediction technology, USDA, cooperating with other agencies, developed the Wind Erosion Prediction system (WEPS). WEPS is a process-based continuous daily time-step model. It represents the most current technology for predicting soil erosion by wind. As the USDA-NRCS nears implementation of WEPS, the purpose of this half-day workshop is to give participants an overview of WEPS and its utility for conservation planning and policy development. The workshop will include: 1) soil, water, and air quality as influenced by wind erosion; 2) development of wind erosion technology; 3) overview and demonstration of WEPS; 4) use of WEPS for conservation planning; 5) soil erosion by wind and its control (video); and 6) discussion.