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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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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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The Quake that Moved Mt. Everest: AIR’s Damage Survey in Nepal

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 22, 2015

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a devastating M7.8 earthquake, the strongest in 80 years. Seventeen days later, an M7.3 aftershock shook the already reeling nation. AIR joined the Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team to conduct damage surveys and assess the impacts of these catastrophic events.
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Turning the Tide on Modeling Storm Surge

Articles | AIR Currents Article
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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Aggregated Cyber Risk: The Nightmare Scenarios

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
May 26, 2015

Several kinds of cyber risk aggregation scenarios could lead to catastrophic accumulated losses, including power blackouts; hacking of a major credit card payment processing center; exploiting vulnerabilities in common operating systems and firmware; and hacking of a major commercial cloud service provider.
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A Look Back at the 2014 Price Drop and What’s Ahead for the 2015 Crop Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 19, 2015

In 2014, the market saw price drops for corn and soybeans following record-breaking yields. For the insurance industry, the conversation quickly turned to the importance of crop prices and the price risk that insurers and reinsurers face. In this article, we explain why the 2014 price drops generated far more concern than very similar drops in 2004 and 2008 did.
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A Martian’s View of Hurricane Climatology: An Allegory for Bayesian Learning

Articles | AIR Currents Article
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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An Enhanced View of Hurricane Wind and Storm Surge Risk in the U.S.

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 29, 2015

In summer 2015, AIR is releasing several important enhancements to the U.S. hurricane model. This article provides an overview of the enhancements, and future articles will delve into some of the details.
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Summer Floods in the UK: Comparing 2012 and 2007

Articles | AIR Currents Article
November 26, 2012

Senior Client Services Associate Thomas Hughes, from AIR’s London Office, and Science Writer Sara Gambrill compare the UK summer floods of 2007 and 2012 and what the future may hold for the UK in terms of flood defense and insurance coverage.
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Modeling Fundamentals: Combining Loss Metrics

Articles | AIR Currents Article
October 24, 2012

The AIR Institute, AIR’s catastrophe risk management training and education program, is launching a series of AIRCurrents articles that explore the fundamentals of catastrophe modeling. This first one, by Greg Sly, Manager, Client and Consulting Services, and Nan Ma, Senior Editor, explains the dos and don’ts of combining exceedance probability metrics.
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Modeling U.S. Hurricane Risk to Pleasure Boats

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 20, 2012

The latest release of the AIR U.S. Hurricane model features the ability to estimate losses to the pleasure boat line of business. AIR Engineer Matt Maddalo describes AIR’s approach to modeling the vulnerability of these assets.
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