This time of year, nothing interests farmers — and most other Iowans as well — more than rainfall. Nearly every conversation you hear includes some version of “Is it going to rain today?” Or if it has rained recently, you’ll hear “How much did we get?” The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) is helping answer the… Continue Reading »
The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) at the University of Iowa has an online tool, the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), available to all Iowans to access community-based flood conditions.
By Jackie Stolze Here’s the rainfall forecast for the next hundred years: whatever you’re experiencing now will become more extreme. A new NASA rainfall study predicts that in the next 100 years, wet areas will receive more very heavy rainfalls, while arid regions will experience more droughts. The study, which will soon appear in the… Continue Reading »
Learn about land use changes and flooding by visiting IFC at the May 4 STEM Festival!
Rani Gran NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Rani.email@example.com Tel. 301-286-2483 NASA, University of Iowa Ground Measurement Campaign to Improve Flood Forecasting April 30, 2013 GREENBELT, Md. — Ground data now being collected in northeastern Iowa by the Iowa Flood Studies experiment will evaluate how well NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission satellite rainfall data… Continue Reading »
NASA and Iowa Flood Center staff have been busy deploying instrumentation to field locations in the Cedar, Iowa, and Turkey River watersheds in preparation for the campaign.
IFC sensors were overtopped by floodwaters but resumed sending data when the waters receded.