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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part I, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Precipitation

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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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India Earthquake Megadisaster: Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
January 26, 2017

A moderate 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Northern India, its epicenter located in the Jhajjar district of Haryana, not more than 2 km west of Delhi. The earthquake occurs at a shallow depth of just 3.2 km; it causes widespread destruction across the districts of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
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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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Capturing Correlation in Agricultural Risk Models

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 24, 2012

Dr. Gerhard Zuba details the significance of spatial correlation in a weather-based approach to agricultural modeling, and explains how AIR’s Agricultural Weather Index (AWI) technology explicitly captures the effects of spatially correlated weather events on modeled losses in China.
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Modeling Bushfires Down Under

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 19, 2012

AIR has developed a bushfire model for Australia that will be available this summer. Dr. Tomas Girnius describes Australia’s long and costly experience with bushfires and explains how AIR’s approach to modeling an entire continent—an area 18 times that of wildfire-prone California—overcomes the inherent challenges a country so large and diverse presents to 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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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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Earthquake Risk in Japan After Tohoku: Updates to the AIR Model

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 24, 2013

This article provides a high level overview of some of the most significant changes in the forthcoming update to the AIR Earthquake Model for Japan, scheduled for release in June 2013.
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Rethinking the Unthinkable: Modeling Unprecedented Ruptures Like the Great Tohoku Earthquake

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 25, 2011

The Japan Trench—source of the M9.0 Tohoku earthquake—is one of the most seismically active subduction zones in the world and has a long record of strong earthquakes. Nevertheless, based on historical seismicity, scientists did not expect such a powerful earthquake in Japan’s northeast region. In this article, AIR principal scientist. Bingming Shen-Tu and AIR director of earthquake hazard research Mehrdad Mahdyiar explore why the magnitude of the event, if not the magnitude of the loss, was a surprise and discuss its implications on future modeling of seismic risk in Japan.
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