University of Miami creates Indoor Category 5 Hurricane

In this article for The Washington Post, Brian McNoldy discusses how the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN tank, inside the new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Complex designed by Cambridge Seven Associates for the University of Miami, will allow researchers to study Category 5 hurricanes.

McNoldy says, “SUSTAIN addresses a significant gap in the existing research infrastructure available to support the development of disaster resistant and resilient coastal communities. This laboratory provides an innovative experimental test bed to enhance the development of high-resolution coupled wind-wave-surge forecast models as well as computational fluid dynamics models for hurricane impacts on coastal structures.