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dc.contributor.authorKNIGHT, AW
dc.contributor.authorMCTAINSH, GH
dc.contributor.authorSIMPSON, RW
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-26T23:27:28Z
dc.date.available2019-05-26T23:27:28Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.issn0341-8162
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0341-8162(95)00026-O
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/120131
dc.description.abstractOn 1 December 1987 a dust storm driven by a strong cold front entrained soil from 100m000 to 200m000 km z of the Simpson Desert, Channel Country and semi-arid woodlands of Western Queensland for eighteen hours. Between 6.3 and 5.5 million t of soil with average particle sizes of 6.75 to 10.5 μm were lost from the dust source, 3.4 to 1.9 million t was lost off the Australian continent, and from this some 3 to 1.7 million t might have traversed the Tasman sea towards New Zealand. A mathematical model is used to estimate dust lost from the region. This approach provides estimates of Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) that are within a factor of 3 of observations. From statistics of the frequencies of dust storms 3.8 to 6.8 million t of dust per year is estimated to fall into the South Pacific and contribute to marine sediments. These are the largest estimates of soil loss by wind in Australia and support quantitatively earlier hypotheses of the significance of dust process in the evolution of the Australian landscape.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom195
dc.relation.ispartofpageto213
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCatena
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSoil Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0406
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0503
dc.titleSediment Loads in an Australian Dust Storm: Implications for Present and Past Processes
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSimpson, Rodney
gro.griffith.authorMcTainsh, Grant H.


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