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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 […]

A thunderstorm over a highway.

IIHR Researcher Predicts More Heavy Rainfall Events

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Heavy rainstorms in the upper Midwest are on the upswing, according to research conducted by Assistant IIHR Research Engineer Gabriele Villarini.


Posted on April 5th, 2011

Overview: A Browser for TOGA-COARE Radar Data The original TOGA-COARE radar rainfall products (rainfall rate, reflectivity, and classification) distributed by NASA are formatted as simple one-byte binary files that have a 556-byte header, followed by 278×278 array of data values. This distribution requires 3.36 GB of disk space. IIHR personnel converted the products to a […]

Ralston Creek

Posted on January 12th, 2011

From 1922 to 1988, IIHR carried out one of the very first comprehensive studies of the hydrology of a small river basin. Ralston Creek drains approximately three square miles of present-day eastern Iowa City, land that was farmed when studies commenced. Studies included measurements of rainfall, groundwater, streamflow, and environmental variables. The nearby Rapid Creek […]

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