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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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The New Madrid Earthquake Bicentennial: Revisiting A Midwest Mystery

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 19, 2011

This month marks the 200th anniversary of the first in a series of large earthquakes that took place in the heartland of the United States in the winter of 1811/12. AIR Director of Earthquake Hazard Dr. Mehrdad Mahdyiar and Dr. Paolo Bazzurro, AIR Principal Engineer and Director of Engineering Analysis and Research, describe the research community’s current understanding of what happened and outline the financial implications of a recurrence.
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Optimizing Earthquake Catalogs for Better Model Performance

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 28, 2011

In this article, Dr. Guillermo Franco (Manager & Principal Engineer, Decision Analytics) and Dr. Mehrdad Mahdyiar (Director, Earthquake Hazard) discuss the problem of sampling variability in constraining catalog size and explain AIR’s flexible and sophisticated optimization algorithms.
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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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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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The Role of Wind Duration in Damage Estimation

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 16, 2010

AIR Principal Engineer Dr. Vineet Jain looks at the evidence of the effects of wind duration on property damage, and explains how AIR models it.
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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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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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Managing Wind Pool Risk with Portfolio Optimization

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 18, 2012

Previous AIRCurrents articles explored AIR’s portfolio optimization solutions for reinsurers and insurers. This time, Matthew Holland discusses how insurers can use optimization to improve wind pool decision-making.
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Exploring the Impact of Vulnerability on Caribbean Tropical Cyclone Risk

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 19, 2012

In this article, Dr. Apoorv Dabral and Matt Maddalo discuss the Caribbean’s diversity in building types, construction mixes, building codes, and building practices. In the AIR Tropical Cyclone Model for the Caribbean, the amalgamation of all these factors shapes an island or territory’s vulnerability—and tropical cyclone risk.
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