Complete with miniature houses and a 360-degree view, the world’s largest hurricane simulator is now complete and experts hope it will improve forecasters’ ability to predict hurricane strengths and offer other valuable insights, according to a report at

The $15 million wind and wave machine at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science resembles a giant aquarium tank, without the fish.

Louisiana and other coastal states are gearing up for hurricane season, which starts June 1.

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