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Predicting the extent of flash flooding


March 10, 2015

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Devastating floodwaters such as those experienced during Iowa's flood of 2008 are notoriously difficult to predict. So a team of University of Iowa mathematicians and hydrologists collaborating with the Iowa Flood Center set out to gain a better understanding of flood genesis and the factors impacting it. They were able to do this by zeroing in on the impacts of certain rainfall patterns at the smallest unit of a river basin: The hillslope scale.Full Story

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American Institute of Physics

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