Map showing drought conditions in the western United States in 2020

Does Less Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?

IIHR researchers Wei Zhang and Gabriele Villarini (IIHR director) have published research linking urban sprawl to an increase in rainfall and flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
Aerial View of the wave basin

U.S. DOE Wave Energy Prize Comes to IIHR

The IIHR Wave Basin at the University of Iowa is one of just five testing facilities selected for the U.S. Department of Energy's Wave Energy Prize competition.
Two men stand in the water at the IIHR wave basin

Sanada Improves Visualization for Ship Hydro

IIHR's Yugo Sanada is using reflected light to help researchers better visualize the water surface for advanced ship hydrodynamics research.