UM’s new research tank might hold key to hurricane forecasts

Jenny Staletovich of the Miami Herald talks to marine physicist Brian Haus about how the SUSTAIN Tank in the University of Miami’s new Marine Technology & Life Sciences Seawater Research Complex holds the “key to hurricane forecasts.”

Designed by architects Cambridge Seven Associates, this new teaching and research complex, designed for LEED Gold certification, features a 38,000-gallon research tank with wind and wave power that will allow scientists to create three-dimensional maps of Category 5 hurricanes for the first time.

“We are striving to measure things that have never been measured before. So the potential results of that are significant,” said Haus.

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