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In the University of Iowa, various units and centers have excellence in research projects and programs that are either enabled by, or have facilities, expertise, resources and leaderships to develop and improve, observations of atmosphere and Earth. These units and centers are provided below, each with a very brief introduction. The applicants for the faculty position in Earth/atmospheric instrumentation are welcome to explore these units and programs further (by clicking the hyperlinked text) and envision the tremendous possibilities lying ahead of this position for the interdisciplinary research and collaborations.

  • IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering is a research institute with over 100 years of history in research on fluid mechanics, rivers and hydrology, hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology.  It has conducted studies using satellite and radar remote sensing data funded by NASA and NOAA.  Examples include TRMM, GPM and SMAP missions.  The institute is home to four mobile polarimetric X-band radars and an extensive state-wide network of hydrometeorological stations.
  • Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research is an interdisciplinary center with over 100 faculty from more than 35 different t departments established in 1990, with a focus on global environmental change. Housed on the University of Iowa campus in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories, CGRER emphasis is on the human-induced acceleration of such change caused by modern technologies, lifestyles and population growth. Because global change promises to touch virtually every aspect of life and requires the reinterpretation of many fields of science and engineering, the humanities, health and law, an understanding of global change requires collaborative efforts among the many disciplines involved. CGRER’s mission is to foster such collaborative interdisciplinary actions in three ways: by promoting dialogue among specialists and agencies, by educating students and the general public, and by fostering and supporting relevant research projects.
  • Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences. Ongoing research includes projects on environmental health (disease spread and resistance), land use/land cover (decision modeling; applications of remote sensing; policy), natural hazards, urban ecosystems, environmental policy (energy; environmental conservation, economics, and justice), and spatiotemporal modeling (agents; network analytics; visualization; cyberinfrastructure).