The Core satellite will help researchers from around the world unify precipitation measurements obtained via research and from other satellites.
Professor Gabriele Villarini and his student, Scott Rowe, are working to develop a statewide climate forecast for Iowa to offer a basic idea of what precipitation can be expected in the season ahead.
Iowa Flood Center works with NASA to improve rainfall predictions.
Staff engineers at the Iowa Flood Center served as experts for local students in this year’s FIRST Lego League.
In the period between 2008 and 2012, Iowa experienced a record amount of flooding and variability in rainfall, leading to damage that cost the state billions. On the December 9 episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer asks how climate change is impacting extreme weather patterns, the economic impact, and, how we in Iowa can best prepare for the years to come.
According to a statewide group of scientists, Iowa’s ability to “feed the world” is now increasingly threatened by adverse weather conditions.