Ducks paddle by a swamped car in Edgewater in Miami as Hurricane Irma’s bands begin to ease on Sept. 10.
Ducks paddle by a swamped car in Edgewater in Miami as Hurricane Irma’s bands begin to ease on Sept. 10. EMILY NICHOT emichot@miamiherald.com
Ducks paddle by a swamped car in Edgewater in Miami as Hurricane Irma’s bands begin to ease on Sept. 10. EMILY NICHOT emichot@miamiherald.com

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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.