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What Hilal, Andreas, and Ela Can Teach Us About European Severe Thunderstorm Risk

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 16, 2018

Three of Europe’s costliest severe thunderstorms have occurred in just the last decade. In this article, AIR’s Dr. Eric Robinson and Dr. Bernhard Reinhardt discuss how these storms demonstrate the importance of taking a probabilistic view of European severe thunderstorm risk.
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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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Blending Severe Thunderstorm Model Results with Loss Experience Data—A Balanced Approach to Ratemaking

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 24, 2012

The volatility in year-to-year severe thunderstorm losses means that traditional ratemaking approaches are not sufficient for developing actuarially sound prices. AIR Senior Vice President David Lalonde introduces a balanced ratemaking methodology that properly reflects the tail risk from potential severe thunderstorm events.
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Severe Thunderstorm Megadisaster Year in Australia—Are You Prepared?

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
January 24, 2018

In this Megadisaster scenario, we look at a stochastic year producing a total insured loss from severe thunderstorms in Australia of AUD 9.3 billion, a sum that falls at an exceedance probability (EP) near 1% (100-year return period).
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Damage from Hail, the Quintessentially Canadian Peril

Articles | AIR Currents Article
April 21, 2016

In this article we look at some key issues related to hail vulnerability and risk mitigation in Canada.
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Addressing Challenges in Historical Severe Thunderstorm Data: Are You Biased?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 26, 2014

This article provides an overview of a significant enhancement to the hazard component—a unique blend of statistical and physical modeling—that overcomes historical data limitations and reporting biases.
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Insights into Damage and Vulnerability from AIR’s Moore Tornado Survey Team

Articles | AIR Currents Article
June 27, 2013

AIR dispatched a team to survey damage in Moore, Oklahoma, caused by the Newcastle/Moore-South Oklahoma City tornado five days after it struck. This article discusses the survey findings and how they inform AIR’s understanding of severe thunderstorm risk.
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Where the Wild Winds Blow, Part I

Articles | AIR Currents Article
March 22, 2013

This article is the first in a two-part series on the current state of the art in the study of wind engineering. It focuses on computational simulation of the interaction between wind and structures. The second will discuss small-scale and full-scale physical testing conducted at various facilities.  
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The Next Megadisaster: U.S. Severe Thunderstorm Outbreak

Articles | AIR Currents Article,Megadisaster Article
June 23, 2014

The Megadisaster scenario: a prolonged outbreak of severe thunderstorms travels from Texas to Michigan, bringing large hailstones, high winds, and dozens of tornado touchdowns. Are you prepared?
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2013: Germany’s Year That Was

Articles | AIR Currents Article
February 21, 2014

Last year was an extraordinary one for the German insurance industry. Beleaguered by flooding, hailstorms, and extratropical cyclones, Germany experienced the gamut of natural catastrophes. This article explains the value of taking a holistic view of risk and what role catastrophe models play in helping companies understand their aggregate loss potential.
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