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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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Managing the Changing Mortality Risk in an Aging U.S. Population

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 21, 2019

Mortality rates for various age groups of the U.S. are changing; see how to make stochastic measurements of these changes to inform mortality risk decisions.
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A Year to Remember: The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 13, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season ranks as one of the most active seasons known—and probably the costliest.
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Top 10 Historical Hurricanes in the U.S.: What Would They Cost Today?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
September 25, 2017

For 30 years, AIR has been helping companies assess and manage the financial risk from infrequent but potentially devastating natural catastrophes. To provide a sense of the potential impact, AIR periodically publishes a list of the costliest historical U.S. hurricanes and earthquakes were they to recur today—that is, adjusted not only for cost inflation, but for population and exposure growth, as well as changes in wealth. In Part I of this two-part series, we discuss the top 10 hurricanes. The rankings below correspond to AIR's June 2017 update to its U.S. industry exposure database reflecting replacement values of properties insured against the hurricane peril as of the end of 2016.
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Earthquake Risk in the United States: A Major Model Update

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 26, 2017

This article provides an overview of updates made to the AIR Earthquake Model for the United States, including a discussion on the newly available seismic hazard data.
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An End to the Drought: Recap of the 2016 Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 20, 2016

The 2016 hurricane season finally saw the end of Florida’s much talked about hurricane drought with the arrival of Hurricane Hermine on September 2. Overall, the 2016 season was much more active than last year’s in the Atlantic basin and has already seen above-normal activity in the Eastern and Central Pacific basins. In this article, AIR Assistant Vice President and Director of Meteorology Dr. Peter Sousounis discusses some of this year’s notable Atlantic (and Pacific) storms and goes on to review forecasts for the current 2016–17 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season.
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Preview of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 20, 2016

Although the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season officially began on June 1, there have already been three named storms, including one hurricane. An early start, seasonal forecasts of above-normal tropical cyclone activity, and a predicted La Niña may lead some to believe that we are in for a busy season; however, a number of factors that contribute to the inherent uncertainty of seasonal forecasts can impact how this season actually plays out.
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Atmospheric Perils Megadisaster Year in Canada—Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
October 27, 2015

In this edition of Megadisaster, multiple severe thunderstorm, winter storm, and tropical cyclone events strike Canada, affecting all 10 provinces and resulting in insured losses of CAD 6.4 billion. 
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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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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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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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