Here are recent articles about the vital work being conducted at SUSTAIN Laboratory.

Simulating a Hurricane 

CBS 60 Minutes

The wind-and-wave simulator at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School can generate the equivalent of a category five hurricane, enabling researchers to test how well different structures and types of coral absorb...

This Machine Makes 200+ mph Winds (INDOOR HURRICANE!)

PBS - Be Smart

Hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones are Earth’s most powerful storms, capable of unleashing destruction and death on coastal areas worldwide... #weather #hurricanes

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October 18, 2021

Regrowing Coral To Protect Coastlines


Nearly 90% of Florida's coral reef has been decimated over the last 40 years, according to NOAA...

University of Miami Scientists Lead Research to Mitigate Storm Surges


SEAHIVE is a marine and estuarine shoreline protection system that employs an artificial structure to dissipate wave energy before it makes it to the shoreline.....

Seas Are Rising. It Rains More. How Much Of That Is Making Hurricanes Worse?


As the planet heats up, polar ice melts, seas rise and Biblical-size rains become more frequent, hurricanes are expected to get wetter and more intense.....

How UM's Hurricane Simulator is Helping Forecasters With Storm Predictions

NBC Miami

Hurricane forecasting is an always-evolving science. Meteorologists and scientist are always looking for new ways to improve. The University of Miami has a unique and powerful tool of their own that’s truly making waves....

Creating Hurricanes with the flip of a switch

SciTech Now

The powerful storm surge created by hurricanes often causes destruction. In an effort to improve intensity forecasting, ocean sciences professor, Brian Haus, of the University of Miami Rosenstiel school

How University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School hurricane research is helping save lives

Nortek AS

With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starting up, millions of people along the Eastern seaboard of the USA are keeping a careful watch on the weather...

Can sustainable tech save the world?


Click visits America's first sustainable solar-powered town, dives into a hurricane simulator, and looks at drones helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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June 01, 2018

Coral Defense

UM News

A new Rosenstiel School project is studying how effective corals reefs are in mitigating wave velocity and storm surge.

Hurricane In A Box


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Brian Haus watches as the still air stirs into over 150 mph winds...

Rosenstiel School: The Leader in Atmospheric and Ocean Research

Huffington Post

On October 2, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami further solidified its academic and research leadership...

Global warming

Red Bull

GZA’s journey to discover how we might out-think global warming takes him from a Harvard RoboBee lab and an underground park to the world’s largest hurricane simulator at the University of Miami....

Storm simulator recreates Category 5 hurricane conditions

CBS This Morning

Researchers at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are creating their own hurricanes in a state-of-the-art lab. Forecasters predict fewer storms this year because of a combination of El Niño and cooler ocean temperatures, but they also warn a quiet season can produce a devastating hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season enters day two, and Mark Strassmann is in Miami with the experiments that could end up saving lives...

Storm Surge ready Bryan Norcross

The Weather Channel

UM-Based Cooperative Research Institute Receives $125 Million Award, Renewed Agreement

Ocean News & Technology

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) up to $125 million to fund...

World’s biggest hurricane simulator aims to improve forecasts

Yahoo News

Miami (AFP) - The world's largest hurricane simulator is now complete and experts hope it will improve forecasters' ability to predict how strong a storm...

May 29, 2015

New lab can create hurricane conditions on demand

The Associated Press

Researchers trying to figure out what makes some hurricanes strengthen into catastrophic monsters have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm...

Tracing climate change from a 14,000 year old core sample

Aljazeera America

From the bottom of the sea to the top of the ocean, it was just another day at the office. From touching a 14,000-year-old slab...

Miami’s indoor Category 5 hurricane

The Washington Port

Researchers at the University of Miami's Alfred C. Glassell Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory use a wave and wind simulator "to study the ferocity of a...