Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nerdy Engineer

Well, the Engineering Corps has taken model building to a whole new level!

Dad found out that Sausalito has a HUGE model of San Fransisco Bay, its inside a warehouse the size of two *american* football fields! It takes up 3 acres and has tonnes of pumps and stuff supporting it.

Unfortunately it is currently under construction, I think in the transformation from research model to educational model now that they are using computers to simulate changes. But man is it cool, I'd love to see it in operation... they even have it so you can test changes to the bay etc and how it affects the mixing of salt and fresh water!