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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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2018: Japan’s Year of Catastrophes

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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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A Year to Remember: The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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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?

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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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Typhoon Kathleen: Devastating Flooding from a Dying Storm

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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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An End to the Drought: Recap of the 2016 Hurricane Season

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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

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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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Katrina 2015

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August 26, 2015

What if a storm with the intensity, size, and track of 2005's Hurricane Katrina again struck the Gulf Coast near New Orleans? Given today’s exposures and with enhanced flood defenses for New Orleans, what levels of damage could be expected?
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Turning the Tide on Modeling Storm Surge

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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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A Martian’s View of Hurricane Climatology: An Allegory for Bayesian Learning

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February 19, 2015

Bayesian models are becoming increasingly popular tools for representing geophysical systems. This first article of a two-part series uses an allegory to introduce the concept of Bayesian inference under uncertainty. The second article will explore the application of the Bayesian framework to modeling tropical cyclone landfalls in the North Atlantic basin. 
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