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A Mobile Wind Tunnel for Wind Erosion Field Measurements

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According to this article, mobile wind tunnels are essential tools for the field examination and quantification of wind erosion processes on natural non-imitated surfaces under standardised, quasi-natural wind conditions. A mobile wind tunnel was constructed at the IBS of the University of Hohenheim to measure wind erosion susceptibilities under different conditions and sediment emission on dominant surfaces formed under semi-arid conditions on a transect in the Republic of Niger/West Africa. This article gives an overview of considerations that are necessary for the construction of a mobile field wind tunnel, presents calibration data and reports on first field measurements.