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The results point to increasing trends in heavy rainfall over the northern part of the study domain. Examination of the surface temperature record suggests that these increasing trends occur over the area with the largest increasing trends in temperature and, consequently, with an increase in atmospheric water vapor. Villarini, G., J.A. Smith, M.L. Baeck, R. […]
The focus of this study is to evaluate: (1) “mixtures” of flood peak distributions, (2) upper tail and scaling properties of the flood peak distributions, and (3) presence of temporal nonstationarities in the flood peak records. Villarini, G., J.A. Smith, M.L. Baeck, and W.F. Krajewski. “Examining Regional Flood Frequency in the U.S. Midwest,” Journal of the American […]
The State of Iowa, located in the Midwestern United States, has experienced an increased frequency of large floods in recent decades. After extreme flooding in the summer of 2008, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) was established for advanced research and education specifically related to floods. Gilles, D.G., N.C. Young, J.A. Piotrowski, H.S. Schroeder, and Y.J. Chang. “Inundation Mapping Initiatives of […]
The goal of this study is to diagnose the manner in which radar‐rainfall input affects peak flow simulation uncertainties across scales. We used the distributed physically based hydrological model CUENCAS with parameters that are estimated from available data and without fitting the model output to discharge observations. Cunha, L.K., P.V. Mandapaka, W.F. Krajewski, R. Mantilla, and A.A. Bradley. “Impact […]
This article examines whether the temporal clustering of flood events can be explained in terms of climate variability or time‐varying land‐surface state variables. Villarini, G., J.A. Smith, R. Vitolo, and D.B. Stephenson. “On the Temporal Clustering of U.S. Floods and Its Relationship to Climate Teleconnection Patterns,” International Journal of Climatology, 33, 3, pp. 629–640, 2013.