MTLSS Research Complex

C7A designed the new 75,000 GSF Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater (MTLSS) Research Complex for the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. This unique facility, designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, serves as a new gateway to the campus and is the cornerstone for the entire RSMAS master plan, also completed by C7A. The MTLSS Complex houses two distinct but interconnected components: the Marine Life Science Center and the SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere INteraction (SUSTAIN) research facility. The SUSTAIN lab features two state of the art wave and wind tanks for modeling hurricane conditions, while also allowing researchers to model currents, winds, subsurface conditions, and other environmental conditions.

New Science of Storm Surge

The Weather Channel

Senior Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross has an exclusive look at a brand new facility to help us better understand storm surge and the best ways to deal with it. Click the link below to view the video on The Weather …

UM’s new research tank might hold key to hurricane forecasts

Miami Herald

When hurricanes sweep across the ocean’s surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. The physics of that exchange — nearly impossible to …

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Creating 150 MPH Hurricanes in a Giant Aquarium in Florida

Popular Science

A massive, indoor hurricane simulator could save your life bout two years ago, Brian Haus, the chair of the Division of Applied Marine Physics at the University of Miami, was studying storms in the western Pacific ocean, off the coast …

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 with the dedication of a 86,000 square foot building, complete with a wind-wave-storm surge simulator able to …

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