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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.

Improving Iowa’s Winter Road Conditions

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Wilf Nixon could see his breath as he climbed into the passenger seat of the orange snowplow truck on the ice-covered spillway of the Coralville Dam. Nixon, an IIHR research engineer, had arranged for the spillway to be flooded to measure the forces on an underbody plow blade as it cut ice. The driver started […]

Beda Luitel: Finding a Way

Posted on April 6th, 2015

by Shianne Gruss In 2009, Beda Luitel left a refugee camp in Nepal with his family, headed for Boise, Idaho. They had spent a total of 18 years in the camp, between their deportation from Bhutan and their resettlement in the western United States. After living in the camp for seven years, Luitel and his […]

Working the Numbers

Posted on November 13th, 2013

For IIHR Assistant Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini, the flood that struck Iowa City in 2008 led him to a new interest in extreme weather events. The flood also affected him in a more personal way. The rising waters hit just as he was preparing for his PhD defense, and all university buildings were closed. He […]

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