Evaluation of the wind erosion risks in GIS
J. Podhrázská, I. Novotnýhttps://doi.org/10.17221/2101-SWRCitation:Podhrázská J., Novotný I. (2007): Evaluation of the wind erosion risks in GIS. Soil & Water Res., 2: 10-14.
The paper refers to the possibilities of the evaluation of the wind erosion risks by using a model created in GIS. The model exploits the pedological information database for determining the potential risks of soils by wind erosion. The following data are the database of the agricultural land use, meteorological data and the topographic maps for determining the direction of wind and climatic conditions. Using the data transferred to the graphic form, it is possible to create the digital terrain model and to regionalise the meteorological data. Consequently, the wind barriers are localised in the landscape and it is possible to create the zone of efficiency around each barrier (protecting the land from the erosive effects of the wind) according to the characteristics of their height and density.Keywords:
wind erosion; wind barriers; geographic information system; digital terrain model; land use