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Five-story red brick building, Stanley Hydraulics Lab, set on the banks of the Iowa River in Iowa City.

Iowa Dives Into the Future of Water Research

Posted on June 25th, 2018

Building on decades of hydroscience research, IIHR at the University of Iowa enters a new era of activity aimed at solving Earth’s biggest environmental issues.

An illustration of a pentecopterus.

Researchers Find Giant Fossilized Sea Scorpion

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

IGS researchers have uncovered fossils of Pentecopterus, an ancient six-foot scorpion-like sea creature named after an ancient Greek warship. (Illustration by Patrick Lynch/Yale University)

IES for Students

Posted on June 11th, 2015

Check out the new IIHR Engineering Services website! I would like to sincerely welcome you to IIHR, and I hope your work here will be successful and rewarding. IIHR has the responsibility to provide staff and resources to assist and support your research activities. Our goal at IIHR Engineering Services is to provide high-quality resources […]

Capabilities and Services

Posted on August 6th, 2014

Check out the new IIHR Engineering Services website! The IIHR Engineering Services (IES) program has developed to support the varied research and education activities at the institute. Thanks to this demanding environment, the IES team is proficient in a wide variety of areas, with excellent facilities, wide-ranging experience, and the flexibility to rapidly adapt to […]

Floyd Nagler, IIHR’s First Director

Posted on November 12th, 2013

by Cornelia F. Mutel Floyd Nagler, IIHR’s founding director, focused his entire life on making a difference. One could see it in his tending of his large vegetable garden (he felt fresh foods were crucial to his family’s health). And in how he took over the pulpit when his minister traveled elsewhere (he wanted to […]

Historical Modeling of Pool Eight

Posted on September 13th, 2013

The objective of this research was to compare historical and current conditions in Pool 8 of the Mississippi River. A comparison of different discharges over different bathymetries was conducted. The results can be very helpful to restoration attempts on Pool 8. Also, they can be used to study possible management actions to restore an ecosystem. […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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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