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Midwest Runoff and Hypoxia in the Gulf

Posted on April 5th, 2011

Recent research is studying how farm runoff may play a role in the Gulf of Mexico’s “Dead Zone.” “Agricultural Nutrient Flux: Exporting Iowa’s Fertility, Cash, and Productive Future” Researchers: Aaron L Gwinnup, Craig Just, Nancy Rabalais, Eugene Turner, and Jerald Schnoor The five major watersheds in Iowa cover two thirds of the state. During the […]

Flowing Through Time

Posted on March 11th, 2011

A History of the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research by Cornelia F. Mutel 299 pp., illus. Iowa City, Iowa: IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa. 1998. ISBN 0-87414-108-7 (pb) Description Since its rudimentary beginnings in a red brick cubicle perched atop a concrete water channel, the IIHR has claimed fame as a relatively small laboratory […]

Archive Collections Policy

Posted on February 25th, 2011

Mission Statement: The IIHR Archive contains papers, photographs, and objects to be preserved, in perpetuity, for studies of the history of IIHR and its efforts related to hydraulic engineering, research, and education. These archives are to remain available for use by students and scholars, both within and outside the University of Iowa, conducting studies related […]

Research Flumes

Posted on February 3rd, 2011

IIHR operates several flumes, each constructed by the Mechanical Shop staff, who have the expertise to construct custom flumes for any project. IIHR faculty, research engineers, and students use the flumes illustrated in the photo gallery below.   More on the Environmental Flow Facility.

Field Activities

Posted on January 28th, 2011

Click an image below to see a gallery of photos illustrating IIHR’s field activities.  


Posted on January 25th, 2011

Hydrometeorology is a branch of meteorology that deals with water in the atmosphere, particularly as precipitation. It has recently emerged as an important area for basic and applied research at IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering. Research has focused on the application of physically based models for flood forecasting and water resources analysis, remote sensing of atmospheric and […]

Oil and Coastal Plants

Posted on January 19th, 2011

In the summer of 2010, UI researchers found a hostile environment on the Gulf Coast — and not just because of the BP oil spill. “We couldn’t take the boat where we wanted to, because the Coast Guard had authority,” says Jerry Schnoor, an IIHR research engineer and professor of civil and environmental engineering. “We […]

Understanding PCBs

Posted on January 18th, 2011

Photo Gallery: A Research Cruise on Lake Michigan For more than a hundred years, toxins generated by heavy industry in East Chicago, Ind., settled to the bottom of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal (IHSC), creating a deep layer of thick sludgy mud that is home to everything from heavy metals to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). […]

Other Research Initiatives

Posted on January 11th, 2011

IIHR nurtures and facilitates a host of diverse research initiatives every year, which provide opportunities for researchers and students to develop innovations in a variety of areas, including water and air resources, environmental hydraulics, fluid mechanics, and more. Here’s a sample of the recent research at IIHR: Atmospheric rivers Bioremediation Wind energy research Mussels as […]

Major Research Programs

Posted on June 1st, 2010

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering has a proud 90-year history of research and innovation—and a future that promises to be even more exciting. As one of the oldest and most respected hydraulic research facilities in the United States, IIHR offers state-of-the-art computational simulation and laboratory modeling capabilities, as well as field observational research. This encourages application of […]

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