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The Peril of Precipitation: Inland Flood in Japan

Articles | AIR Currents Article
October 18, 2010

Despite significant investment by the Japanese government in flood defenses, typhoon-related flood losses in Japan are higher than ever. This article discusses some of the reasons why.
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Preview of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 27, 2013

AIR Vice President and Director of Atmospheric Science Dr. Peter Dailey discusses forecasts for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. The article also discusses why warm sea surface temperatures, while correlated with increased tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic, do not necessarily mean that insured losses in the U.S. will be high.
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Where the Wild Winds Blow, Part I

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 22, 2013

This article is the first in a two-part series on the current state of the art in the study of wind engineering. It focuses on computational simulation of the interaction between wind and structures. The second will discuss small-scale and full-scale physical testing conducted at various facilities.  
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Best Track Data

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 24, 2013

Historical data are an essential building block of catastrophe models. It is important, therefore, to use the best available. In this article, Senior Scientist Jason Butke describes what best track data consist of and how they are obtained, what agencies are responsible for collecting them in each ocean basin, and why they are important in catastrophe modeling. 
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Insights into Damage and Vulnerability from AIR’s Sandy Survey Teams

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 20, 2012

AIR dispatched three teams to survey damage in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey caused by Sandy. Team members included structural engineers Dr. Karthik Ramanathan, Matt Maddalo, and Aditya Kistemasetty; Matthew Holland and Nihal Joag from Consulting and Client Services; and Jared Seaquist from Business Development. In this article, Ramanathan, Maddalo, and Kistemasetty discuss the survey findings and how they inform AIR’s understanding of damage and vulnerability in the areas impacted by Sandy.
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Managing Tropical Cyclone Risk Down Under

Articles | AIR Currents Article
October 24, 2012

AIR Senior Principal Scientist Dr. Peter Sousounis and Senior Writer Robert Zalisk outline Australia's costly experience with tropical cyclones and show how the AIR Tropical Cyclone Model for Australia can help manage the risk.
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A Note on the Reanalysis of Hurricane Andrew’s Intensity

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 23, 2012

AIR Principal Atmospheric Scientist Dr. Tim Doggett and Senior Writer Robert Zalisk recall NOAA’s reclassification of Hurricane Andrew—more than a decade after the storm devastated South Florida.
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Phase by Phase: Introducing a Detailed Approach for Evaluating Risk to Buildings under Construction

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 19, 2012

Unlike completed buildings, the replacement cost and vulnerability of buildings under construction vary over time. In this article, AIR engineers Dr. Apoorv Dabral, Dr. Arash Nasseri and Puneet Bajpai provide an overview of the approach AIR has taken to capture the time-dependent nature of buildings under construction at different phases—an approach that has been implemented in AIR’s U.S. hurricane and earthquake models.
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Wind and Water: Modeling Tropical Cyclone Risk in India

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 24, 2012

Dr. Peter Sousounis, AIR Senior Principal Scientist, and Aditya Kistemasetty, AIR Engineer, discuss tropical cyclone risk in India, the growing insurance market, and how the forthcoming AIR Tropical Cyclone Model for India can be used to gain valuable insights into this risk. 
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The New Science of Event Attribution

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March 26, 2020

Advances in climate models and data science fed by a deeper physical understanding of the mechanisms that cause extreme weather events have opened up a relatively new branch of climate change science: the science of event attribution. This article discusses the approaches used in event attribution and how this new science may be applied in future.
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