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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part I, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Precipitation

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The 2010 Haiti Earthquake: From Devastation to a Deeper Understanding of Caribbean Seismicity

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Modeling Fundamentals: Accounting for the Hours Clause

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Typhoon Kathleen: Devastating Flooding from a Dying Storm

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August 23, 2017

September marks the 70th anniversary of Typhoon Kathleen, which struck the Kanto region of Japan as a dying typhoon that caused disastrous flooding. Kathleen remains one of Japan’s most devastating flood disasters, and other storms since have demonstrated the destructive potential of weak but wet typhoons, further underscoring the need for effective mitigation strategies.
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Imagining the Worst: What if the Oroville Dam’s Auxiliary Spillway Failed Catastrophically?

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May 16, 2017

Review AIR’s scenario of a catastrophic failure of the auxiliary spillway for the Oroville dam, flood risk associated with the failure of the dam, and the modeled results.
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Modeling Fundamentals: The Dynamic Nature of Science in Catastrophe Modeling

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 16, 2017

This article is an update of an article originally published in 2009 in which Dr. Guin discusses why it is so important for scientists and engineers at AIR to determine whether competing approaches are credible and how much weight to assign to emerging science before a consensus is reached.
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Earthquake Risk in the United States: A Major Model Update

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 26, 2017

This article provides an overview of updates made to the AIR Earthquake Model for the United States, including a discussion on the newly available seismic hazard data.
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India Earthquake Megadisaster: Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
January 26, 2017

A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern India, its epicenter located in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, not more than 2 km west of Delhi. The earthquake occurs at a shallow depth of just 3.2 km; it causes widespread destruction across the districts of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
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An End to the Drought: Recap of the 2016 Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 20, 2016

The 2016 hurricane season finally saw the end of Florida’s much talked about hurricane drought with the arrival of Hurricane Hermine on September 2. Overall, the 2016 season was much more active than last year’s in the Atlantic basin and has already seen above-normal activity in the Eastern and Central Pacific basins. In this article, AIR Assistant Vice President and Director of Meteorology Dr. Peter Sousounis discusses some of this year’s notable Atlantic (and Pacific) storms and goes on to review forecasts for the current 2016–17 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.
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Modeling Fundamentals: So You Want to Issue a Cat Bond

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 26, 2016

In this article Jeff Boyd, CCM, revisits our 2011 primer on the catastrophe bond issuance process to reflect changes in the cat bond market landscape and AIR offerings.
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Preview of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 20, 2016

Although the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, there have already been three named storms, including one hurricane. An early start, seasonal forecasts of above-normal tropical cyclone activity, and a predicted La Niña may lead some to believe that we are in for a busy season; however, a number of factors that contribute to the inherent uncertainty of seasonal forecasts can impact how this season actually plays out.
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Atmospheric Perils Megadisaster Year in Canada—Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
October 27, 2015

In this edition of Megadisaster, multiple severe thunderstorm, winter storm, and tropical cyclone events strike Canada, affecting all 10 provinces and resulting in insured losses of CAD 6.4 billion. 
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Katrina 2015

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 26, 2015

What if a storm with the intensity, size, and track of 2005's Hurricane Katrina again struck the Gulf Coast near New Orleans? Given today’s exposures and with enhanced flood defenses for New Orleans, what levels of damage could be expected?
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