Wind Erosion and Wind-Erosion Research.- Wind-Erosion Climatology.- Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Atmospheric Modelling.- Land-Surface Modelling.- Basic Aspects of Wind Erosion.- The Dynamics and Modelling of Saltation.- Dust Emission.- Dust Transport and Deposition.- Integrated Wind-Erosion Modelling.- Sand Dunes, Dynamics and Modelling.- Techniques for Wind-Erosion Measurements.- Concluding Remarks.
Yaping Shao is Professor of Meteorology at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology at the University of Cologne. After graduation from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1990, he worked in the Pye Laboratory of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia and then in the School of Mathematics at the University of New South Wales. Shao has maintained a strong interest in Aeolian processes ever since the early 1990s. He has studied the physics of sand movement and dust emission by means of wind-tunnel experiments, worked on the theory of dust emission and developed numerical models for dust-storm predictions. His research aims to bridge the gaps between mathematics, computation, physics and observation in the studies on complex natural environmental problems.