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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MegaDisaster in China


Crop Megadisaster in China: Are You Prepared?

In this edition of Megadisaster, a prolonged drought grips northeastern China, floods inundate the south, and winds and hail buffet croplands—all in one year. How high would losses be?



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Iselle: A Myth-Busting Hawaiian Tropical Cyclone
AIR scientists use the recent storm to bust two common myths about tropical cyclone risk in Hawaii. Do you know your facts from fiction?

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South Napa Earthquake Damage Survey
Read about the findings from AIR engineers as they visited areas impacted by the August quake, the strongest in Northern California since 1989, and view the image gallery.


Did You Know?
…that an annular hurricane is not your average tropical cyclone? Read more.

2014 AIR Worldwide Seminar Series
Join us for a free seminar this fall in New York, Chicago, or Toronto to learn about AIR’s new and recently updated models for the United States and Canada.

Fermat Selects AIR's Touchstone to Manage Insurance-Linked Securities
BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) today announced that Fermat Capital Management, a specialty investment management firm and one of the largest investors in catastrophe bonds, has implemented AIR’s Touchstone® platform to perform more detailed modeling on its catastrophe-related financial instruments.

Widespread and Rapid Adoption of AIR's Touchstone Continues across the Industry
BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide today announced that more than 90 companies across the insurance industry have implemented its catastrophe modeling software platform, Touchstone®, to help manage their catastrophe risk. Touchstone was first introduced in January 2013, and Version 2.0 of the software was released in July 2014.

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