Erosion is the loss of soil by wind and water. The erosion measurement technology aims to detect the amount of eroded material, i.e. the particle load. In addition to the total quantity of eroded material, the temporal course of the erosion is an important information on the evaluation of erosion processes.
The consideration of erosion is of great importance for the following questions:
- progress and impact of desertificationn processes
- fine dust pollution in inhabitated areas by wind/sandstorm
- prevention of soil loss by erosion