Aridity, drought and dust storms in Australia (1960–84)

Aridity, drought and dust storms in Australia (1960–84) Journal Article

Journal of Arid Environments

  • Author(s): McTainsh, G. H., Burgess, R., Pitblado, J. R.
  • Published: 1989
  • Volume: 16
  • ISBN: 0140-1963

Abstract: Broad-scale climatic factors, such as rainfall, have a major control upon Australian dust storms. There is a non-linear relationship of increasing dust storms with aridity, peaking at 200 mm and decreasing for lower rainfalls. Both the spatial and temporal occurrences of dust storms are strongly influenced by drought.

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McTainsh, G. H., Burgess, R., Pitblado, J. R., 1989, Aridity, drought and dust storms in Australia (1960–84), Volume:16, Journal Article, viewed 22 October 2021, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=14712.

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