AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE EFFECT OF WIND ON SURFACE OF THE SOIL

Owoyemi, S.I and Akinwande D.D

Integrated science department, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo.

Ojo, M.O and Ikusika T

                    Physics department, Adeyemi College of Education Ondo.     

ABSTRACT

This investigation was carried out to discover the effect of wind on sub surface soil, find its effect and provide a possible solution to it. The research and study was carried out in some selected areas in Ilaje local government area of Ondo state. The investigator wants to find out the main cause of soil and wind erosion in the above selected areas and how it affects the people or masses in the environment. Most times, this environmental problem arises from the action and in action use and misuse of the environment bestowed on man by nature. Mere looking at some street in Ilaje local government like the Abereke Street, Okoona Street and Ugbonla street. The rate at which these areas are being affected is high. Except Ilaje, I have also discovered during the course of my research that some street in Ondo town like Adegoju and Bethlehem are being affected by erosion too. This research work involves the use of questionnaire; interview and personal visits were paid to the selected areas while several interviews were also conducted by the researcher. The main aim of this research work is to find out the erosion problems in the selected areas, to find out its causes, to map out most affected areas and to proffer recommendations and solutions to environmental degradation in the town.   

Keywords: Investigation, Effect, Wind, Surface and Soil