Entries by Jackie Stolze

Rare Fall Flooding Swamps Iowa

Normally, late August and early September are fairly dry in Iowa. Just how rare is the heavy rainfall that’s fallen across Iowa over the past 10 days? To answer that question, Professor Gabriele Villarini, a faculty affiliate of the Iowa Flood Center at the University of Iowa, worked with Assistant Research Scientist Wei Zhang to […]

Measuring Flood Discharge

This book chapter reviews the methodologies for the measurement of discharges in streams with special focus on the issues relevant to acquisition and estimation of streamflows during flood conditions. M. Muste and T. Hoitink. “Measuring Flood Discharge,” chapter in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Subject: Case studies, risk assessment, vulnerability, floodss; Oxford University […]

Mapping Outlets of Iowa Flood Center and National Water Center River Networks for Hydrologic Model Comparison

The authors propose a methodology to find corresponding outlets where the hydrologic simulations of the IFC model, and the National Water Center model, can be compared. F. Quintero and W. Krajewski. “Mapping Outlets of Iowa Flood Center and National Water Center River Networks for Hydrologic Model Comparison,” Journal of the American Water Resources Association, DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12554, […]

Analysis of National Weather Service Stage Forecast Errors

The authors report the skill of the river stage forecasts produced by National Weather Service at 51 locations in Iowa. They also analyze how the skill obtained at particular locations is related to the characteristics of the basin. G. Zalenski, W. Krajewski, F. Quintero, P. Restrepo, and S. Buan. “Analysis of National Weather Service Stage […]

A Spatial–Dynamical Framework for Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Products for Flood Prediction

The authors report a novel framework that provides insights about the spatial and temporal propagation of errors in hydrologic simulations across the drainage network. F. Quintero, W. Krajewski, R. Mantilla, S. Small, and B.-C. Seo. “A Spatial-Dynamical Framework for Evaluation of Satellite Rainfall Products for Flood Prediction,” Journal of Hydrometeorology, 17, 8, pp., 2017. doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-15-0195.1