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IIHR's Chris Jones talks with the media about the new sensor; the solar panel and enclosure for the battery, datalogger, cell modem, and GPS can be seen behind Jones.

IIHR’s Water-quality Network Grows

Posted on July 29th, 2016

IIHR’s network of water-quality sensors continues to grow. Most recently, IIHR staff installed a new sensor on West Fork Crooked Creek south of Washington, Iowa.

Gabriele Villarini has been selected to receive the AGU's Macelwane Medal.

Villarini to Receive AGU’s Macelwane Medal

Posted on July 21st, 2016

Gabriele Villarini has been chosen to receive the American Geophysical Union’s prestigious James B. Macelwane Medal.

Iowa Flood Center Director Witold Krajewski (left) shakes hands with Congressman David Loebsack while IIHR Director Larry Weber looks on.

Loebsack Proposes National Flood Center

Posted on June 3rd, 2016

Congressman Dave Loebsack plans to introduce legislation to establish a National Flood Center.

IIHR's water-quality monitoring network has generated interesting data that contradicts some widely-held beliefs regarding corn and soybeans and their impact on nitrate in Iowa's streams.

Understanding Changes in Raccoon River Nitrate

Posted on May 17th, 2016

IIHR’s water-quality monitoring network has generated interesting data that contradicts some widely-held beliefs regarding corn and soybeans and their impact on nitrate in Iowa’s streams.

Fossiliferous limestone from about 30 feet below the surface at the Seamans Center expansion building site.

Under the Seamans Center

Posted on April 20th, 2016

Under the sea … Seamans Center, that is. Recent construction work turned up 385-million-year-old fossils from an era when Iowa was covered by ocean waters.

Johnathan Culpepper working in the lab. –Photo by Tim Schoon

My Lab, My Canvas

Posted on April 7th, 2016

IIHR Graduate Research Assistant Johnathan Culpepper is both artist and scientist.

The cover of Mutel's new book features a woodcut by noted local nature artist Claudia Mcgehee.

Feeling Climate Change

Posted on March 10th, 2016

Connie Mutel’s new book, A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland, will entice readers to learn more about climate change — even if they don’t really want to.

Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December

Posted on February 18th, 2016

New research points to atmospheric rivers as a likely trigger of major rainfall events, like the one that overflowed the Mississippi’s banks last December.

IIHR Director Larry Weber (right) with members of the Iowa Watersheds Project team (l to r): Chad Drake, Sara Steussy, Nick Thomas, Marian Muste, Matt Wunsch, and Will Klingner.

IFC Helps Bring $96.9M HUD Grant to Iowa

Posted on January 26th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center was instrumental in bringing a new $96.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Iowa.

Downtown Banners Feature IIHR Researchers

Posted on January 21st, 2016

Two familiar faces, Dan Ceynar and Gabriele Villarini, have been featured in the new Dare to Discover banner project, organized by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development.

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