UI center has flood maps for Iowa

December rains are causing trepidation across Iowa. Temperatures far above seasonal averages and a heavy dose of rainfall have inundated the state with water, at a time of year when the extra moisture yields more runoff than usual. Since this weekend, about 100 flood warnings have been issued across Iowa as creeks, streams, and rivers… Continue Reading »

Recent trends in U.S. flood risk

Flooding is projected to become more frequent as warming temperatures amplify the atmosphere’s water holding capacity and increase the occurrence of extreme precipitation events. However, there is still little evidence of regional changes in flood risk across the USA. Here we present a novel approach assessing the trends in inundation frequency above the National Weather… Continue Reading »

Toward the Geoscience Paper of the Future: Best practices for documenting and sharing research from data to software to provenance

Geoscientists now live in a world rich with digital data and methods, and their computational research cannot be fully captured in traditional publications. The Geoscience Paper of the Future (GPF) presents an approach to fully document, share, and cite all their research products including data, software, and computational provenance. This article proposes best practices for… Continue Reading »

Real-Time Flood Forecasting and Information System for the State of Iowa

The Iowa Flood Center has developed an interactive, online tool for sharing real-time flood forecasting information with Iowans. The online system complements flood forecasts produced by the National Weather Service and offers a multitude of additional features and resources including flood inundation maps, real-time river stage data from over 200 IFC stream sensors, and real-time flood… Continue Reading »