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Storm Scientists Bring Hurricanes Indoors

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September 9, 2013
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October marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, one of the deadliest and costliest storms ever to hit the United States. In an effort to better understand these types of hurricanes, researchers at the University of Miami are replicating them in their laboratories. They want to learn how these dangerous storms form and intensify out on the open ocean to better predict their impact when they reach land.


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