Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use on the Southwestern United States
Wind Erosion Vulnerability and Rainfall Mapping in the Southwestern United States

Northern Arizona Slides


Photo taken looking north just south of the village of Mohave, Arizona, along the boundary between the brighter sand and the darker hard packed clay materials. The sand coated with a red iron oxide shows up as yellow in the eolian image, while the darker hard packed clay materials show up as a blue to light blue.

Sand material acquired on the slope on the left-hand-side of the photo above. The materials contained 99% by weight particles of less than 500 microns diameter, which show that this site is highly sensitive to wind erosion -- this is bright yellow in the satellite eolian image.

This image generated by Use of Remotely Sensed Image Data to Automatically Map Wind Erosion Vulnerability (Eolian Mapping) and Rainfall Mapping


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