The Wall of Wind at Florida International University has been listed as one of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Magazine’s top 10 science images of 2016.

A ‘disaster machine’ gets its close-up

Robert Sullivan

How can we best prepare for a cataclysmic event? Disaster machines—such as this “Wall of Wind” at Florida International University in Miami, which can blow as fiercely as a category-5 hurricane—are helping scientists understand some of the world’s most destructive natural phenomena.

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