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A Martian’s View of Hurricane Climatology: An Allegory for Bayesian Learning

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February 19, 2015

Bayesian models are becoming increasingly popular tools for representing geophysical systems. This first article of a two-part series uses an allegory to introduce the concept of Bayesian inference under uncertainty. The second article will explore the application of the Bayesian framework to modeling tropical cyclone landfalls in the North Atlantic basin. 
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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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An End to the Drought: Recap of the 2016 Hurricane Season

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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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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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A Multi-Peril View of Catastrophe Risk in China

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 24, 2013

In this article, Heidi Wang, Senior Manager in AIR’s Business Development group, and Albert Chen, manager of AIR’s China operations, discuss the growth of China’s insurance market and the increasing number—and value—of the country’s exposures, which reinforce the need to take a multi-peril view of risk.
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All Over the Map: Catastrophe Modeling and the Impact of Residential Windstorm Deductibles

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October 24, 2013

The National Hurricane Center re-categorized Sandy from a "hurricane" to a "post-tropical cyclone" shortly before landfall one year ago this month. This decision dramatically highlights the issue of hurricane deductibles and the many ways that different states handle them. This AIR Current provides guidance for insurers in understanding deductibles in the context of catastrophe modeling.
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Learning From Typhoon Haiyan

Articles | AIR Currents Article
November 20, 2014

One year ago, the most powerful typhoon in the Philippines’ history left a humanitarian disaster in its wake, along with far-reaching economic impacts. Read about what is being done to improve the country’s future resilience to natural catastrophes, including AIR's participation in risk assessment projects led by the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
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Preview of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 23, 2014

With cooler Atlantic sea surface temperatures and El Niño conditions developing, forecasts for the 2014 hurricane season point to low storm activity. Forecasts of fewer storms don’t eliminate the risk of a damaging tropical cyclone, however, and it has been eight years since a major hurricane made landfall in the United States. Learn why meteorologists are keeping a weather eye on the 2014 hurricane season in both the Atlantic and the Pacific.
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Turning the Tide on Modeling Storm Surge

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June 24, 2015

Tide height at landfall has an impact on whether tropical cyclone storm surge losses will be negligible or catastrophic. This article describes the natural forces that influence the height of tides and how tidal variation is captured in the 2015 update to the AIR U.S hurricane model to help companies better manage their risk.
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