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Gabriele Villarini

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Email: gabriele-villarini@uiowa.edu

Links to News Stories on Villarini's Research

River town prepares for the future
AccuWeather, Published on April 28, 2021

New research reaffirms the local impact of climate change in Iowa
The Daily Iowan, Published on March 15, 2021

Massive US flooding linked to climate change-driven weather system
The Academic Times, Published on March 8, 2021

River to River
Iowa Public Radio, Aired on March 5, 2021

UI study ties 2019 floods to greenhouse gases and climate change
Radio Iowa, Published on March 4, 2021

Climate change-driven ‘Midwest water hose’ caused massive 2019 flooding in Iowa, elsewhere, UI researchers find
Des Moines Register, Published on March 2, 2021

Research Links Climate Change to Flooding in Iowa
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on March 1, 2021

Does Less Air Pollution Mean Less Precipitation?
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on September 3, 2020

NASA Funds Eight New Projects Exploring Connections Between the Environment and COVID-19
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Published on September 3, 2020

Researchers find link between Atlantic hurricanes and weather system in East Asia
National Science Foundation, Published on August 11, 2020

Iowa researchers find link between Atlantic hurricanes and weather system in East Asia
Iowa Now, Published on August 6, 2020

Floods are changing in Michigan. We’re building infrastructure like they’re not
Michigan Radio NPR, Published on August 12, 2019

Climate change fills hurricanes with more rain, analysis shows
New York Times, Published on July 11, 2019

Natural weather patterns triggered March flooding. How much of a role did climate change have?
Omaha World-Herald, Published on May 12, 2019

University of Iowa, LSU flood experts take on Mississippi River flooding
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Published on May 7, 2019

Boven een stad stort orkaan meer regen uit dan daarbuiten (Above a city, hurricane is pouring more rain than outside it)
NRC, Published on November 16, 2018

Two studies confirm that human activities are making storms worse
Discover, Published on November 14, 2018

How humans are transforming the hurricanes of the future
The Verge, Published on November 14, 2018

Urbanization intensified Hurricane Harvey’s flooding. What does that mean for future storms?
Pacific Standard, Published on November 14, 2018

Cities Can Alter Hurricanes, Intensifying Their Rainfall
Scientific American, Published on November 14, 2018

Climate change already affecting hurricanes and tropical cyclones, research shows
ABC Australia, Published on November 14, 2018

People—and Cities—Are Making Hurricanes Worse
Bloomberg, Published on November 14, 2018

Cities grab onto hurricanes; buildings make the rain worse
Wired, Published on November 14, 2018

Urbanisation made flooding from Hurricane Harvey 21 times as likely
New Scientist, Published on November 14, 2018

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain
Associated Press, Published on November 14, 2018

Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame
NPR, Published on November 14, 2018

Researchers link urban sprawl to increase in rainfall, flooding during Hurricane Harvey
Iowa Now, Published on November 14, 2018

‘We’re moving into a time of extremes’: Iowa rainfall highlights serious weather variation
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Published on October 10, 2018

Iowa Dives into the Future of Water Research
Iowa Now, Published on August 14, 2018

Climate Science and the Environment – What’s next?
WorldCanvass, Published on April 25, 2018

Villarini Named Next Director of IIHR
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on February 7, 2018

UI study reveals reasons behind intense snowfall and rainfall
Daily Iowan, Published on January 24, 2018

UI researchers reveal climate forces behind devastating atmospheric-river storms
Iowa Now, Published on January 17, 2018

I fiumi dell’atmosfera che portano piogge e neve
ANSA, Published on January 16, 2018

Climate for change
Iowa Alumni Magazine, Published on November 28, 2017

Villarini to serve as IIHR Interim Director
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on September 5, 2017

Hurricane expert says Houston will help Iowa learn
KCRG TV, Published on August 29, 2017

Inland communities bear the brunt of hurricane-related flood damage
Iowa Now, Published on March 2nd, 2017

Iowa professors release new flood risk study
WSIL3, Published on January 3, 2017

Iowa at increased flooding risk, UI study shows
CBS2/FOX28, Published on January 3, 2017

Northern U.S. at greater risk of flooding — study
ClimateWire, Published on January 3, 2017

New UI study finds flood risk rising in northern states including Iowa
KCRG-TV, Published on January 2nd, 2017

Flood threats changing across U.S.
Iowa Now, Published on December 29, 2016

Tracking trends in U.S. flood risk
AGU EOS Research spotlight, Published on December 21, 2016

Trick or heat season arrives in Midwest
The Daily Iowan, Published on November 3, 2016

Despite its dearth of coastline, Iowa has scientists who study hurricane forecasts
Iowa Now, Published on October 14, 2016

Iowa sets mark for flood mapping
Iowa Farmer Today, Published on September 22, 2016

Corn is King, but Soybeans Have an Impact Too
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on September 16, 2016

UI wins $3 million grant to launch water sustainability graduate program
Iowa Now, Published on September 15, 2016

Atmospheric Rivers Linked to a Wet December
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on February 18, 2016

Downtown Banners Feature IIHR Researchers
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on January 21, 2016

As the river water recedes, calls for new approaches rise
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Published on January 10, 2016

Teaching how to teach climate science
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, Published on May 29, 2015

More floods are occurring in Midwest
Northern Public Radio, Published on April 20, 2015

Downpours on upswing: Research finds flooding on the rise in central U.S.
Omaha World-Herald, Published on April 14, 2015

Research links two millennia of cyclones, floods, El Niño
Cornell College, Published on March 30, 2015

UI study finds Midwest seeing more frequent floods
Iowa City Press-Citizen, Published on February 22, 2015

Flooding on the rise in Midwest
USA Today, Published on February 11, 2015

Midwest States Are Getting Soaked By Rise In Damaging Floods, Study Finds
International Business Times, Published on February 10, 2015

More Flooding in Indiana, across Midwest
The Courier-Journal, Published on February 10, 2015

Catastrophic Flooding Is Getting Worse and We’re Woefully Unprepared
Mother Jones, Published on February 10th, 2015

University of Iowa study: Floods not markedly bigger, but they are getting more frequent
The Gazette, Published on February 9, 2015

More Floods Hitting Midwest States
livescience.com, Published on February 9, 2015

U.S. flooding on the rise in a changing climate, study shows
The Carbon Brief, Published on February 9, 2015

Scientists confirm that Midwest floods are more frequent
National Science Foundation, Published on February 9, 2015

Study finds Midwest flooding more frequent
Iowa Now, Published on February 9, 2015

East Coast Hurricanes Impact the Midwest
KRCU, Published on November 17, 2014

UI researchers find East Coast hurricanes can flood the Midwest
Iowa Now, Published on November 6, 2014

Researchers find changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates
Iowa Now, Published on July 24, 2014

Iowa’s Rising Waters
Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio, Aired on July 8, 2014

NSF CAREER Award
Iowa Now, Published on April 11, 2014

Next season’s hurricanes
Iowa Now, Published on February 13, 2014

Iowa Flood Center Working on Better Flood Forecasts
KCRG-TV, February 13, 2014

UI researchers evaluate best weather forecasting models – Study focused on September 2013 Colorado floods
Iowa Now, Published on February 2, 2014

UI researcher finds human activity muddies causes of Texas floods
Iowa Now, Published on August 7, 2013

Increases in Heavy Rainfall over the Central U.S.
Talk of Iowa, Iowa Public Radio, Aired on March 20, 2013 (the interview starts at minute 31:32)

Heavy Rain Events Increasing
KGAN-TV, March 13, 2013

IIHR Researcher Finds Increase in Heavy Rainfalls
Iowa Now, Published on March 13, 2013

IIHR Researcher Predicts More Intense Tropical Storms
Iowa Now, Published on November 11, 2012