Archive for the ‘Research’ Category
Predicting Floods with Computer Simulations
Ricardo Mantilla, a research engineer at IIHR, has been the principle architect of the IFC flood prediction model.
Deployment and Performance Analyses of High-Resolution Iowa XPOL Radar System during the NASA IFloodS Campaign
This article presents the data collected and analyzed using the University of Iowa’s X-band weather radars that were part of the spring 2013 Iowa Flood Studies (IFloodS) field campaign, sponsored by the NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission. Mishra, K.V., W.F. Krajewski, R. Goska, D. Ceynar, B.-C. Seo, A. Kruger, J. Niemeier, M.B. Galvez, […]
Understanding how conservation benefits the watershed
Learn more about the types of projects students at the Iowa Flood Center are a part of.
Scientists confirm that Midwest floods are more frequent
The U.S. Midwest region and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent floods during the last half-century, according to results of a new study.
Midwest flooding more frequent
The Midwest and surrounding states have endured increasingly more frequent flood episodes over the past half-century.
UI researchers find East Coast hurricanes can flood the Midwest
With the Nov. 30 end of the 2014 hurricane season just weeks away, a University of Iowa researcher and his colleagues have found that North Atlantic tropical cyclones in fact have a significant effect on the Midwest.
NASA Launches GPM Core Observatory
The Core satellite will help researchers from around the world unify precipitation measurements obtained via research and from other satellites.
Developing a Climate Forecast for Iowa
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.
The Power of Statistics in Flood Prediction
IIHR graduate student Tibebu Ayalew hopes to develop a statistical method of flood prediction that works across multiples scales of time and space.