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Atmospheric Rivers Deliver Vast Amounts of Moisture

Posted on January 10th, 2017

Iowa City residents won’t soon forget the spring of 2008. Hundreds made heroic efforts to try to save University of Iowa landmarks and other structures, filling sandbags around the clock for weeks. Tragically, many of those efforts were in vain, as the relentless floodwaters rose and eventually overtopped some sandbag fortifications. That 2008 brought floods […]

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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.

Plume Chasers: Landfill Fire Sparks Research

Posted on June 6th, 2014

On May 26, 2012, Diana Thrift was eating dinner with her family when she learned that a fire was burning at the Iowa City Landfill, just one mile away. She rushed outside and saw dramatic, incredibly bright orange-red flames. “For a long time, flames filled the horizon,” she says. The fire at the landfill started […]

Scott Hagen: Far from the Farm

Posted on May 20th, 2014

Scott Hagen jerked awake to find the tractor he was driving slowly veering off course, leaving a meandering trail of newly planted corn behind it. He had nodded off just for a second, after a long night of studying for the three classes he was taking that spring at the University of Iowa. Hitting the […]

Meteorological Instruments

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

For the majority of our experiments, John Prueger and Forrest Goodman from the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) are responsible for the setup and use of meteorological instruments. These instruments are attached to towers, and the subsequent measurement systems are traditionally called “Met Towers.” We have sufficient instrumentation to produce multiple Met […]

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