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Statewide LiDAR (laser radar) data provided by the Iowa DNR provided detailed topographic data for the floodplain mapping effort.

IFC Completes Statewide Floodplain Maps

Posted on November 29th, 2016

The Iowa Flood Center (IFC) recently celebrated the completion of a six-year project to develop updated floodplain maps for the 85 Iowa counties that were declared Presidential Disaster Areas after the 2008 Iowa floods.

Mitigating Corrosion of Steel Bridges

Posted on July 2nd, 2015

Michelle Riedinger stood on the runway, which she had prepared to simulate a 100-foot section of roadway. A city truck had sprayed the road section with water, and Riedinger had set up meteorological instruments and LiDAR to record whatever came next. Riedinger, who is a junior studying civil and environmental engineering, turned to watch as […]

Don’t Chase the Wind

Posted on November 24th, 2014

IIHR Research Engineer Bill Eichinger and his team of student researchers are using LiDAR (laser radar) to quantify the effectiveness of bands of trees at filtering odor-carrying particulates from the air around livestock feeding operations.

Electronics & Instrumentation

Posted on July 17th, 2014

The Electronics Shop (part of the IIHR Engineering Services team) is staffed by three full-time engineers who assist researchers in the selection, use, calibration, and care of data-acquisition equipment and systems for a broad range of model and field research. Several levels of instruments to measure a variety of fluid-flow parameters are available. When the […]

Eichinger Awarded Hancher-Finkbine Medal

Posted on May 8th, 2013

IHR Research Engineer William E. Eichinger has been named the 2013 Faculty Hancher-Finkbine Medallion recipient.

Floodplain Mapping: Kalona, Iowa

Posted on February 28th, 2012

On June 15, 2010, the city of Kalona, Iowa, was soaked with more than two inches of rain in about an hour. Flash flooding from a nearby drainage ditch forced the evacuation of a mobile home park, where residents found themselves suddenly knee-deep in water. The floodwaters receded quickly, and, compared to other recent floods […]

The Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on February 28th, 2012

Accurate scientific information will be one of Iowa’s best defenses against future floods, says IIHR Associate Research Engineer Nathan Young. He is leading an effort to update floodplain maps for 85 of Iowa’s 99 counties. Young, who is also associate director of the Iowa Flood Center (IFC), says that the new floodplain maps provide a […]

A preliminary floodplain map of Kalona, Iowa, (not yet approved by FEMA) prepared by research engineers and students at the Iowa Flood Center.

Iowa Floodplain Mapping Project

Posted on January 19th, 2012

Iowa Flood Center (IFC) researchers are about 1½ years into a four-year project that will provide floodplain maps for most of Iowa, funded with $10 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Vertical Elastic LiDAR

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

The vertical elastic LiDAR has the same specifications as the elastic scanning MINI lidar, without the capability for scanning. It is vertically mounted in the rear of the Whale, where it is able to measure vertical profiles of particulates (~1 micron) in the atmospheric boundary layer, either stationary or while in motion.       […]

TOPAS — Aerosol Particle Size Spectrometer LAP 321

Posted on December 22nd, 2011

The TOPAS is a laser aerosol particle sizer that can measure the size and mass distribution of particles and calculate how their distribution varies with time. The bin sizes available range from approximately 0.3 to 27 microns, which limits the sizes of particles it can measure. We typically use this instrument to gather particle size […]

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