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Welcome to EFRE Lab

Our research focuses on measurement and prediction of environmental fluid mechanics, turbulent transport, and renewable energy. In particular, we are interested in environmental boundary-layer (EBL) dynamics, atmospheric boundary layers, land- and lake-atmosphere interactions, large-eddy simulation (LES), and experimental boundary-layer turbulence studies of flows over complex terrain, urban areas, and wind farms. Our goal is to better understand the complex interactions at environmental interfaces and improve prediction of transport and surface fluxes of momentum, heat, water vapor, and trace gasses (e.g., COand CH4) by developing physically realistic and reliable models of Earth systems, e.g., ecosystem, lake, climate, weather and pollution models, and test sub-grid scale and surface boundary parameterizations for EBL simulations over complex landscapes and terrain.

IIHR Currents recently highlighted some of our work


Opportunities at EFRE Lab

Please see our research and publications, as well as the opportunities page for more information.  You may choose to get your graduate degree either in Civil and Environmental Engineering or Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with focus on Sustainable Water Development, Hydraulics and Water Resources, or Fluid Mechanics and Wind Power Engineering.

See opportunities to join the EFRE Lab.


Contact Info

We are located in the Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory

Corey D. Markfort
Assistant Professor
IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering
323E Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

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Last modified on April 11th, 2020
Posted on September 4th, 2014