Despite its dearth of coastline, Iowa has scientists who study hurricane forecasts

UI research evaluates forecasting models for predicting rainfall from tropical cyclones
To help improve hurricane preparedness and mitigation efforts, new University of Iowa–led research examines how accurate current forecasting systems are in predicting rainfall from North Atlantic tropical cyclones that make landfall in the United States.
satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

UI researcher predicts more intense North Atlantic tropical storms

Study finds high carbon dioxide levels increase storm strength
A study published in the prestigious Journal of Climate, the official publication of the American Meteorological Society, finds that tropical storms that make their way into the North Atlantic, and possibly strike the East Coast of the United States, likely will become more intense during the rest of this century.