Cars line up on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the BJ’s gas station at 7050 Coral Way to fuel up before Hurricane Matthew approaches.
Cars line up on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the BJ’s gas station at 7050 Coral Way to fuel up before Hurricane Matthew approaches. Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com
Cars line up on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at the BJ’s gas station at 7050 Coral Way to fuel up before Hurricane Matthew approaches. Roberto Koltun rkoltun@miamiherald.com

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October 05, 2016 08:29 PM

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  • Special tank allows scientists to churn up category 5 hurricane force storms

    Model beach houses take a beating as scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science crank up a one-of-a-kind hurricane simulation tank at the school. Scientist Ben Kirtman, the Director of the Cooperative Institute of Marine & Atmospheric Studies explains how creating Cat 5 force winds and waves in the giant tank help with making predications and future forecasts that help save lives.