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The threat of wind erosion is being challenged by: 1) increasing our understanding of particulate dust emissions from wind erosion processes, 2) improving the Wind Erosion Prediction System (WEPS) for cropland and extending it to range, forest, military, and disturbed lands, 3) developing new control practices for reducing dust emissions from wind erosion and incorporating them into WEPS, and 4) providing customer satisfaction through technology transfer. Specific emphasis is placed on the continued improvement and application of WEPS.

History

The Wind Erosion Research Unit "has a long history as the premier agricultural wind erosion research facility … and continues to be the leading agricultural wind erosion laboratory in the world." .c