IIHR Hydroscience & Engineering

Larry J. Weber
Director

A leading institute in fluids-related fundamental and applied research.  Cutting-edge research activities incorporate computational fluid dynamics with laboratory modeling and field observational studies.  Research includes:

Fluid Dynamics

  • Turbulent flows
  • Ship hydrodynamics
  • Biological fluid flow

Environmental Hydraulics

  • Structures
  • River and dam hydraulics
  • Fish management at dams
  • Sediment management
  • Heat dispersal in water bodies and power production
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Air-water exchange processes

Water and Air Resources

  • Air pollution
  • Atmospheric boundary layer
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Remote sensing

Also home of the Iowa Flood Center (develops hydrologic models for physically-based flood frequency estimation and real-time forecasting of floods, including hydraulic models of flood plain inundation mapping.