Jonathan Kinghorn

Jonathan Kinghorn is a Senior Editor in the Marketing and Communications group. Before joining AIR in 2012 he was Web Content Manager at Abt Associates, editor of an antiques magazine, webmaster for the Beacon Press, and an editorial associate with the IBM Institute for Knowledge Management. He earned a B.A. from Leicester University and is a certified museum curator.

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Closing the Global Protection Gap with Custom Models and Touchstone

Closing the Global Protection Gap with Custom Models and Touchstone

April 27, 2020
Urban Tornadoes Can Be the Most Destructive

Urban Tornadoes Can Be the Most Destructive

March 16, 2020
Why Last Year's Earthquake in Sulawesi Was So Destructive

Why Last Year's Earthquake in Sulawesi Was So Destructive

September 30, 2019
How a Ridiculed Theory of Earth's Movements Gained Ground

How a Ridiculed Theory of Earth's Movements Gained Ground

September 5, 2019
Victorian Crowdsourcing and the First Weather Forecasts

Victorian Crowdsourcing and the First Weather Forecasts

August 1, 2019
Developing Your Own View of Risk with Model Builder

Developing Your Own View of Risk with Model Builder

July 8, 2019
Fighting Storm Surge in Southern Maine

Fighting Storm Surge in Southern Maine

June 27, 2019
Six of the Best to Mark AIR's 500th Blog Post

Six of the Best to Mark AIR's 500th Blog Post

June 13, 2019
Did You Know There's More than One Type of Tornado?

Did You Know There's More than One Type of Tornado?

June 6, 2019
Why Dam Safety Is a Cause for Concern

Why Dam Safety Is a Cause for Concern

May 30, 2019
Why AIR Conducts Post-Catastrophe Damage Surveys

Why AIR Conducts Post-Catastrophe Damage Surveys

May 23, 2019
Change Is Coming to the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps

Change Is Coming to the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps

May 13, 2019
Why Is India's East Coast Tropical Cyclone-Prone?

Why Is India's East Coast Tropical Cyclone-Prone?

May 7, 2019
Oh No, Not Again: Catastrophic Flooding in Canada

Oh No, Not Again: Catastrophic Flooding in Canada

May 2, 2019
Fighting Wildfire with Fire and Fuel Reduction

Fighting Wildfire with Fire and Fuel Reduction

April 25, 2019
The Philippines Is Shaking—Again

The Philippines Is Shaking—Again

April 23, 2019
Why Changing Hurricane Michael to Category 5 Matters

Why Changing Hurricane Michael to Category 5 Matters

April 22, 2019
Why Historic Buildings Such as Notre Dame are at Risk Under Restoration

Why Historic Buildings Such as Notre Dame are at Risk Under Restoration

April 18, 2019
It’s Tornado Time Again

It’s Tornado Time Again

April 4, 2019
Can Sports Fans Trigger Earthquakes?

Can Sports Fans Trigger Earthquakes?

April 1, 2019
Are You Effectively Managing Your Crop Risk in Canada?

Are You Effectively Managing Your Crop Risk in Canada?

February 21, 2019
Video: What Is Catastrophe Modeling and How Does It Work?

Video: What Is Catastrophe Modeling and How Does It Work?

February 14, 2019
How Catastrophe Models Help Cities Boost Resilience

How Catastrophe Models Help Cities Boost Resilience

November 15, 2018
Why Storm Surge Was So Devastating for Tacloban

Why Storm Surge Was So Devastating for Tacloban

November 8, 2018
The Hayward Fault and the Other “Big One”

The Hayward Fault and the Other “Big One”

October 22, 2018
With Wildfire, Big Doesn't Necessarily Mean Costly

With Wildfire, Big Doesn't Necessarily Mean Costly

August 13, 2018
Why an M6.0 Earthquake Is More than Twice as Big as an M3.0

Why an M6.0 Earthquake Is More than Twice as Big as an M3.0

August 6, 2018
Why Ellicott City Experiences Flash Floods

Why Ellicott City Experiences Flash Floods

June 4, 2018
Why Hilal Was a Game-Changing Severe Thunderstorm

Why Hilal Was a Game-Changing Severe Thunderstorm

May 29, 2018
Does Your View of Warm-Atlantic Hurricane Risk Hold Water?

Does Your View of Warm-Atlantic Hurricane Risk Hold Water?

May 14, 2018
Hurricane Harvey and the Flood Protection Gap

Hurricane Harvey and the Flood Protection Gap

April 30, 2018
3 New Names and the Brown Ocean Effect

3 New Names and the Brown Ocean Effect

April 26, 2018
Meet the Hurricanes of 2018—Or at Least, Their Names

Meet the Hurricanes of 2018—Or at Least, Their Names

April 12, 2018
When Soils Turn to Soup and Structures Slant

When Soils Turn to Soup and Structures Slant

February 22, 2018
Why Coastal Defenses are Never One and Done

Why Coastal Defenses are Never One and Done

February 1, 2018
What Does Bombogenesis Do to a Winter Storm?

What Does Bombogenesis Do to a Winter Storm?

January 18, 2018
How New York City is Boosting its Flood Resilience after Sandy

How New York City is Boosting its Flood Resilience after Sandy

October 30, 2017
Japanese Researchers Penetrate the Eye of Typhoon Lan

Japanese Researchers Penetrate the Eye of Typhoon Lan

October 23, 2017
The Ever-Shrinking Cone of Uncertainty

The Ever-Shrinking Cone of Uncertainty

August 28, 2017
Are You Ready for Another Hurricane Andrew?

Are You Ready for Another Hurricane Andrew?

August 24, 2017
Improving Resilience in Peru, One Catastrophe at a Time

Improving Resilience in Peru, One Catastrophe at a Time

August 15, 2017
How Long Does It Take to Recover from an Earthquake?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from an Earthquake?

April 24, 2017
3 Factors That Make Flooding in South America Worse

3 Factors That Make Flooding in South America Worse

April 13, 2017
How a Big Snowpack Boosts Flood Risk

How a Big Snowpack Boosts Flood Risk

March 30, 2017
This Time We Were Lucky: The Oroville Dam Emergency

This Time We Were Lucky: The Oroville Dam Emergency

February 15, 2017
Floods in Thailand Are Regular Natural Disasters

Floods in Thailand Are Regular Natural Disasters

December 12, 2016
How Can the Same Earthquake Be M7.4 and M6.9?

How Can the Same Earthquake Be M7.4 and M6.9?

December 5, 2016
Rivers of Rain in the Sky

Rivers of Rain in the Sky

October 3, 2016
The Great Fire of London and Urban Conflagration Risk

The Great Fire of London and Urban Conflagration Risk

September 8, 2016
Storm Surge in the Spotlight

Storm Surge in the Spotlight

July 25, 2016
Fort McMurray Damage Revealed as Wildfire Moves South

Fort McMurray Damage Revealed as Wildfire Moves South

May 12, 2016
Survey Shows Impact of Warm Ocean Climate on Hurricane Risk Modeling

Survey Shows Impact of Warm Ocean Climate on Hurricane Risk Modeling

April 15, 2016
A Blast from the Past: Hail Cannon

A Blast from the Past: Hail Cannon

April 11, 2016
Arrest May Have Expedited Brussels Bombings

Arrest May Have Expedited Brussels Bombings

March 24, 2016
Mind the Gap:  Opportunities for the Insurance Industry

Mind the Gap: Opportunities for the Insurance Industry

March 7, 2016
Helping Children Envision Themselves as Engineers

Helping Children Envision Themselves as Engineers

February 22, 2016
Flood Defenses: One Size Does Not Fit All Events

Flood Defenses: One Size Does Not Fit All Events

February 1, 2016
Earthquake-Protective Desks for Bhutan’s Schools

Earthquake-Protective Desks for Bhutan’s Schools

December 21, 2015
Flooding in Chennai: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Flooding in Chennai: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

December 7, 2015
Flood Risk in Brazil

Flood Risk in Brazil

October 29, 2015
Are Near-Term Hurricane Catalogs Better?

Are Near-Term Hurricane Catalogs Better?

October 19, 2015
What Might Major Historical U.S. Hurricanes Cost Now?

What Might Major Historical U.S. Hurricanes Cost Now?

October 1, 2015
Five Countries Most Frequently Hit by Natural Disasters

Five Countries Most Frequently Hit by Natural Disasters

September 24, 2015
Monte Carlo or Bust!

Monte Carlo or Bust!

September 10, 2015
What on Earth Is a Dropsonde?

What on Earth Is a Dropsonde?

August 21, 2015
Learning to Live with Floodwater

Learning to Live with Floodwater

July 20, 2015
The Growing Risk Associated With Dam Failure

The Growing Risk Associated With Dam Failure

June 1, 2015
8 Activity Streams to Increase Global Disaster Resiliency

8 Activity Streams to Increase Global Disaster Resiliency

May 26, 2015
Reducing Carport Vulnerability to Cut Manufactured Home Insurance Losses

Reducing Carport Vulnerability to Cut Manufactured Home Insurance Losses

April 23, 2015
Toward an Open Global Earthquake Model

Toward an Open Global Earthquake Model

February 4, 2015
(Drum Roll Please) And the Winner of the 2014 AIR Hurricane Contest Is...

(Drum Roll Please) And the Winner of the 2014 AIR Hurricane Contest Is...

January 26, 2015
Ebola and Mortality Risk: Is there anything to worry about here in the U.S.?

Ebola and Mortality Risk: Is there anything to worry about here in the U.S.?

August 25, 2014
Who Will Pay for the Next Great California Earthquake?

Who Will Pay for the Next Great California Earthquake?

March 21, 2014
Welcome to In Focus!

Welcome to In Focus!

February 24, 2014

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