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Exploring Engineering and Health Science

Posted on July 10th, 2017

A summer academic program at the University of Iowa encouraged middle-school students to dream big of a life in the sciences, and provided a week of education in engineering and health science from University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students.

IES for Clients

Posted on July 17th, 2014

The skilled and experienced engineering staff of IIHR’s Engineering Services specialize in making your project a success. With unmatched experience and expertise, we have the knowledge and tools to devise practical and effective solutions to your fluids-related engineering problems. We’ll start by listening carefully to your input in order to develop a thorough understanding of […]

IIHR Engineering Services

Posted on June 20th, 2014

Visit the new IIHR Engineering Services website IIHR Engineering Services has the experience, expertise, and cutting-edge techniques to successfully complete your hydraulic modeling projects. Contact us today to find out how IIHR can help! About IES: IIHR Engineering Services is dedicated to advancing the institute’s mission of research, education, and service, and to helping clients worldwide […]

Pool Eight Study

Posted on September 13th, 2013

In this study. an ecosystem (Round Lake) was modeled. Using 3-D tools allowed us to define flow patterns and species distribution when structures are place on the ecosystem. Figure 1 Shows distribution of mean velocity field (left) and nitrate concentration (right) for two cases: one without an island and, one with an island.

Water-Sediment Interface

Posted on September 11th, 2013

The water-sediment interface is an important component in nutrient dynamics. The main goal is to understand and model principal processes that enhance removal of nutrients. Figure 1 Shows a flow chart that represents one modeling approach. Starting with a backwater area, we identify the reactions and biological processes to create graphs that show the fluxes […]

Species Transport Models

Posted on September 11th, 2013

This area of research explores species transport using complex multi-physics models to understand spatial and temporal distribution on smaller and larger scales of nutrients. IIHR researchers currently use the OpenFOAM (free platform) and FLUENT models, both of which have been extended through in-house codes developed to improve mass transport. Present research covers the use of […]

Mussels as Sensors

Posted on September 11th, 2013

As filter feeders, mussels serve as an early warning system for pollutants and sediments in Mississippi River, much like the “canary in the coal mine.” Native freshwater mussels perform essential ecological functions in aquatic systems. They can influence nutrient cycling, because they transfer nutrients from the water column to the riverbed. The mussels require constant […]

Water-Quality Monitoring Sensor Network

Posted on September 11th, 2013

IIHR’s water-quality initiative represents an unprecedented effort to monitor real-time changes in a large river in response to climatic events, agricultural trends, and other human activities. Researchers at LACMRERS have 10 Hydrolab multi-sonde water-quality monitors deployed in Pool 16 for detailed chemical analysis. The sensors provide continuous real-time monitoring of: Dissolved oxygen Temperature Specific conductance […]

LACMRERS Education

Posted on September 6th, 2013

LACMRERS is an important educational resource for students in many fields of study, including engineering, biology, English, and more. A water-quality class is held every summer at LACMRERS, with significant time spent in the field on the Mississippi River. Short courses for international students are a popular new innovation at LACMRERS, and a recent STEM […]

What’s New at LACMRERS?

Posted on August 19th, 2013

There’s always something interesting happening at the Lucille A. Carver Mississippi Riverside Environmental Research Station (LACMRERS). LACMRERS is a place where people meet to study, collaborate, and learn about the Upper Mississippi River — often while having a lot of fun. Whether it’s students gathering to try out some hands-on science on the river, or […]

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