While the east coast of the United States is recovering from torrential Hurricane Sandy, the Rosensteil School of Marine & Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the University of Miami in Florida is building a hurricane simulator called SUSTAIN (SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere INteraction) research facility. This facility will be the first of its kind. It will be able to simulate wind, wave, and storm surges created by the most powerful 150mph hurricane winds. A 1400 horsepower fan will be used to create the massive Category 5 (150mph winds). Salt water will be pumped into the facility at 1,000 gallons per minute to create 3D […]
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