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Managing Typhoon Risk in South Korea

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 14, 2010

AIR recently added South Korea to its Northwest Pacific basinwide typhoon model. In this article, AIR researchers detail two large-loss scenarios.
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2018: Japan’s Year of Catastrophes

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 24, 2019

Beginning nearly one year ago, a devastating series of inland floods, typhoons, and earthquakes in Japan in 2018 tested the insurance industry’s resilience. This article explains the value of taking a holistic view of risk across perils and what role catastrophe models play in helping companies understand their aggregate loss potential.
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Typhoon Kathleen: Devastating Flooding from a Dying Storm

Articles | AIR Currents Article
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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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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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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Typhoon Vera's 60th Anniversary: Why Japan Re-evaluated Disaster Prevention

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 17, 2019

September 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Typhoon Vera, the most destructive typhoon ever to strike Japan. A significant portion of the damage was the result of storm surge and in the years following Vera's landfall, Japan responded by fortifying the entire country against future storm surge events with a comprehensive levee system. In this article, we take a look back at Typhoon Vera and what Vera’s impact would be if it were to recur with today’s defenses and without them.
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Twenty Years Later and Still Topping the Charts: A Closer Look at Mireille, Japan’s Costliest Typhoon

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 19, 2011

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Typhoon Mireille. Though its track and intensity were similar to those of other typhoons in Japan’s recent history, the damage it caused stands apart; it is still, by far, the country’s costliest typhoon. AIR’s Dr. Peter Sousounis explains why.
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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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Effect of Extratropical Transitioning on Pacific Typhoons

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 14, 2009

The transition of tropical cyclones to extratropical cyclones is a relatively common occurrence and is one that occurs in both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins. The impact of a transitioned storm on insured losses—particularly in terms of precipitation-induced flooding—can be significant. In this article, AIR Principal Scientist Dr. Peter Sousounis and Scientist Jason Butke discuss the phenomenon of extratropical transition in the context of Japan typhoons, as well as the challenges of forecasting it and its impact on precipitation…and insured losses.
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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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