IFloodS: NPOL Radar on the Ground
While the official kickoff for the IFloodS (Iowa Flood Studies) campaign, a collaboration between NASA and the Iowa Flood Center, is officially scheduled for May 1, on the ground activity in Iowa picked up earlier this month.
NASA and Iowa Flood Center staff have been busy deploying instrumentation, such as radars, rain gauges, and disdrometers, to field locations in the Cedar, Iowa, and Turkey River watersheds in preparation for the campaign.
Staff took advantage of some sunny days in early April to complete the initial deployments and worked through cold and rainy conditions over the last week. In the coming week, the large NASA NPOL radar will be deployed near Waterloo.
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