Weather forecasts call for the potential for derecho weather patterns in the Midwest and Northeast in the coming days. The term for powerful straight line winds was coined in 1888 by Gustavus Hinrichs, a physics professor at the University of Iowa.
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University of Iowa officials are confident that flood mitigation measures taken in recent years will prevent a repeat of 2008, when Iowa River flooding swamped the university's arts campus.
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As NASA gears up for a worldwide campaign to predict precipitation using satellites, it’s enlisting University of Iowa flood experts to determine whether its plan will work. Story from: Iowa City Press Citizen
Debra Waldron, director of the Division of Child and Community Health at the UI Children’s Hospital, comments on a new study that shows Johnson County is one of the 15 healthiest counties in the nation for kids.
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Larry Weber, director of the Iowa Flood Center, discusses a pilot project that will monitor the impact of the flood prevention projects along the Upper Cedar River watershed in northern Iowa.
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A new study from the University of Iowa suggests the brain circuits that control obsessive-compulsive behavior are intertwined with circuits that control food intake and body weight. Story from: Science Daily
Teachers at McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids are among many Iowa educators who are developing new lesson plans from the flood of 2008, partnering with the UI College of Education as part of the Living with Floods Project.
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