Tag: wind erosion

Aeolian processes, also spelled eolian or æolian, pertain to wind activity in the study of geology and weather and specifically to the wind’s ability to shape the surface of the Earth (or other planets). Winds may erode, transport, and deposit materials and are effective agents in regions with sparse vegetation, a lack of soil moisture and a large supply of unconsolidated sediments. Although water is a much more powerful eroding force than wind, aeolian processes are important in arid environments such as deserts.

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

A Calm, Smooth Surface

A Calm, Smooth Surface

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

The use of recycled organics is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize them to address several of society’s vexing challenges. The commercialization of composting as an economic method to manage organic (carbon-based) “wastes” got its rebirth in the late 1970s, and has grown from coast to

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

The use of recycled organics is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize them to address several of society’s vexing challenges. The commercialization of composting as an economic method to manage organic (carbon-based) “wastes,” got its rebirth in the late 1970s, and has grown from coast to

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

Compost: The Sustainable Solution

The use of recycled organics is one of our nation’s greatest assets, and we can utilize them to address several of society’s vexing challenges. The commercialization of composting as an economic method to manage organic (carbon-based) “wastes,” got its rebirth in the late 1970s, and has grown from coast to

First Line of Defense

First Line of Defense

When it comes to the use of blankets and mats, every site presents its own challenges. It’s rarely a “one approach fits all” proposition. Russ Paton knows that well. He is the owner of Western Seed and Erosion in Langley, BC, and his company has become a one-stop shop for

Challenges in Dust Control

Challenges in Dust Control

“A number of construction projects are caught up in the economy,” says Morgan Kost, chief executive officer of Superior Hydroseeding in Watsonville, CA. “Property owners want to develop them, but they’re still in a holding pattern. When you have large tracts of open land, that’s when dust control comes in.”

The Cost-Effective Retaining Wall

The Cost-Effective Retaining Wall

These days, the function of a retaining wall isn’t merely to hold back soil or rock. They have come to serve a dual function of becoming aesthetically pleasing and blending into the environment while providing the necessary strength to do a proper job. Another benefit is that engineers and project

Cleaning Up a Dirty Business

If you’re like most grading and excavating contractors, moving dirt is the easy part of your job. Keeping that dirt from leaving your site in the form of mud stuck to the tires of trucks and or as dust blowing in the wind can be a whole lot harder. Containing

Surviving and Thriving With an IECA Education

Rising costs of fuel, materials, and other supplies coupled with tight budgets is challenging the skills of many erosion and sediment control professionals. That’s where a first-rate education in how to work more effectively and more profitably can pay off.

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