AIR Currents

AIR Currents

Our monthly online magazine, AIR Currents, provides a forum for AIR scientists, engineers, actuaries, and business leaders to discuss innovations and trends in catastrophe modeling and the insurance industry. From exploring how the latest science and engineering research are driving improvements to our models, to sharing the lessons learned from recent disasters, to helping companies develop better and more robust catastrophe risk management practices, AIR Currents offers an unparalleled level of insight into what AIR experts are working on and thinking about.

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hurricane preview newsletter


Preview of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season

No major hurricane has made landfall on U.S. shores in nine long years. With a high likelihood of El Niño conditions emerging, what do forecasters see in store for the Atlantic basin this hurricane season?



tide storm surge newsletter

Turning the Tide on Modeling Storm Surge
The timing of a hurricane’s landfall can have a huge impact on storm surge damage because of dramatic variability in tidal height. Learn what this means for hurricane modeling.

bavaria newsletter

Insights into Tornado Risk in Germany from AIR’s Damage Survey Team
An F3 tornado touched down in southern Germany in May. A team from AIR’s Munich office surveys the damage.

did you know

Did You Know...
...that wildfires can produce “fire tornadoes”? Read more about this rare and dangerous phenomenon.


AIR Envision Europe 2015
Join us for Envision Europe from 9–11 September in the Greater London Area. Learn about AIR’s new and updated models—including the enhanced and expanded Central European inland flood model—and the latest Touchstone® capabilities.

Sirius Group Expands to a Global Footprint of AIR Models
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that Sirius International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“Sirius Group”), the Bermuda-based reinsurance unit of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM), has significantly expanded its strategic relationship with AIR by licensing its global suite of catastrophe models in Touchstone®.

AIR Worldwide Selects Actian as the Underlying Database for Its Advanced Risk Modeling Analytics
Actian Corporation (“Actian”), the highest-performance enterprise-grade SQL (Structured Query Language) analytics platform company, and AIR Worldwide (AIR), the scientific leader and most respected provider of risk modeling software and consulting services, are working together to deliver the next-generation of risk management analytics.

AIR Worldwide’s Hurricane Model for the United States Certified by the Florida Commission
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced the certification of its Hurricane Model for the United States in Version 3.0 of Touchstone, by the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (FCHLPM).

AIR Worldwide Named Best Latin America Risk Modeller at Reactions Latin American Awards
Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide is proud to announce that it has been named “Best Latin America Risk Modeller” at the 2015 Reactions Latin America Awards held on May 27th at an awards ceremony in Miami.

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