Estimation of Wind Speed Frequency Distribution
Application in predicting Wind Erosion
Omidiora, E B
Pollution Hazards Free Environmental Group
Wind erosion is a particular serious problem on many lands, and human impact on the global environmental is an issue of International concern. To adequately predict the consequences of various land management strategies on wind erosion, new technology is needed. Wind transport moisture and heat in the atmosphere and therefore has some effect on the crop production. It also influences rates of evapo-transpiration and directly exacts pressure on crops along its path. Wind may encourage soil erosion when the speed exceeds some critical threshold value for a given soil environment. Crops may be buried by wind blow or dust while the stems and leaves of the tall crops surface abrasion by sand particles. This was part of the surface energy balance project over a bare soil at a humid tropical site at Ile- Ife, Nigeria.