The Australian dust bowl

Butler, Harry J. (1995) The Australian dust bowl. Australasian Science, 16 (3). pp. 29-31. ISSN 1036-0875

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Abstract

Many readers will remember the dust storms that swept across Western Australia, South Australia and the western parts of New South Wales and Victoria in May 1994. It is estimated that these storms removed 10-15 million tonnes of topsoil from major farming districts and transported it across much of the continenet. Understanding the cause and effect of these major dust events is important, as their economic impact can be considerable, both in Australia, and in other countries wehre they occur, such as North America and Africa.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Scan of published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Harry Butler
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: dust storms; Australia
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2894

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