Why Wait For A Hurricane When You Can Make One?

Why Wait For A Hurricane When You Can Make One?

A miniature house subjected to a hurricane inside the SUSTAIN lab

Environmental scientists have paired with civil and mechanical engineers from the University of Miami to construct a 38,000 gallon tank that can simulate Category 5 hurricane conditions. Called the Surge Structure Atmosphere Interaction (SUSTAIN) Research Facility, this state of the art lab will hopefully help areas regularly subjected to hurricanes understand ways to mitigate the risks and damages they can cause. SUSTAIN is the only lab in the world that can accurately simulate hurricane surge conditions.

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