Wind causes erosion in one of three ways: suspension, saltation or surface creep. There are many problems that arise from wind erosion, including air pollution, soil loss and dryness. Soil tillage, crop barriers and crop... More »

By definition, wind erosion involves the erosion, transportation and deposition of soil by the wind, according to Wind erosion is often worse during dust storms. Poor farming practices by humans combined ... More »

The effects of erosion are varied, but the most obvious effect is the removal and destruction of land. Whether caused by wind or water, erosion leads to the displacement of soil, rocks, plants and seeds. These direct eff... More »

Wind, water, ice and waves carry off soil particles and cause soil erosion. Although this is a natural process, human activities that disturb the surface of the earth increase the rate of soil erosion. Activities such as... More » Science Earth Science Soil

Wind erosion occurs in dry, bare areas when wind blows and moves dirt around. It damages crops by removing soil from the crops that need it and putting it somewhere else. More »

Erosion is a process that causes the soil surface to wear out; geological erosion is caused naturally by water, wind or gravity, and accelerated erosion is caused by human use of land. Geologists estimate that 70 percent... More »

Contour plowing conserves soil by following the lay of the land and creating ridges that form a water break to prevent soil erosion. Furrows that do not follow the lay of the land cause rapid runoff during rainfall by fo... More »