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Hurricane Storm Surge—Complex Dynamics, High Losses

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 23, 2015

Over time, storm surge has proven to be a critical source of hurricane losses. AIR’s enhanced storm surge module in the 2015 U.S. hurricane model, scheduled for release this summer, shows that when historical hurricanes are modeled at today’s exposures and sea levels, storm surge loss to all properties—from an average annual loss perspective and before any insurance coverage is applied—equals approximately one-third of total loss, even for events at different loss levels.
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Insights into Storm Surge Vulnerability

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 23, 2015

Understanding the complex nature of storm surge damage is a multifaceted task. Many building features contribute to the vulnerability or resilience of an exposure. Regional differences in building practices and design codes also play a role in how much damage storm surge will inflict. Further understanding of storm surge damage can be gained through post-disaster damage surveys, such as those AIR conducts after every major U.S. hurricane—most recently, after Hurricane Sandy—and by accounting for secondary risk characteristics. In this article we explore the many aspects of building vulnerability across lines of business.
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Modeling Hurricane Risk in a Warm Ocean Climate— A Measured Approach

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 05, 2012

The 2012 hurricane season officially began on June 1st , marking an opportune time to discuss hurricane risk in a warm ocean climate. In this article, which was originally published in November 2011, Dr. Tim Doggett and Dr. Peter S. Dailey take a look at AIR’s warm sea surface temperature catalog and discuss why AIR's approach is the most stable, robust, and scientifically defensible one available.
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Where the Wild Winds Blow, Part II

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 26, 2013

This article is the second in a two-part series on the current state of the art in the study of wind engineering. The first one discussed the computational simulation of the interaction between wind and structures. This article focuses on small-scale and full-scale physical testing. 
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The 2012 Hurricane Season in Perspective

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 20, 2012

The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season exceeded expectations and proved to be extraordinary in several respects. In this review, AIR meteorologist Tim Doggett evaluates this season’s activity, including the unique features of Hurricane Sandy.
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The 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Iniki: Assessing Tropical Cyclone Risk in Hawaii

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 20, 2012

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki, the most destructive in Hawaii’s history. In this article, Scott Stransky, a Senior Scientist in AIR’s Research and Modeling group, discusses hurricane risk in Hawaii.
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Twenty Years after Andrew—How Far Have We Come?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 23, 2012

On the twentieth anniversary of the storm that changed the insurance industry forever, AIR Senior Vice President of Business Development Bill Churney and Senior Editor Nan Ma reassess the value of catastrophe modeling.  
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The Pressure’s On: Increased Realism in Tropical Cyclone Wind Speeds through Attention to Environmental Pressure

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 20, 2012

This article discusses the need to account for basin-specific environmental pressure values when estimating tropical cyclone wind speeds. Failure to do so can result in over- or under-estimation of wind speed—and therefore losses.
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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part I, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Precipitation

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February 11, 2020

This article focuses on the additional capability of managing hurricane-induced flood risk with the updated AIR Hurricane Model for the United States.
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2019's Atlantic Hurricanes: A Little More than We Bargained For

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December 18, 2019

The 2019 pre-season forecasts predicted slightly above-average activity from named storms and close to average numbers of hurricanes and major hurricanes. Read about how these forecasts fared.
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