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Modeling Fundamentals: Accounting for the Hours Clause

Articles | AIR Currents Article
October 16, 2019

Accounting for the hours clause in European windstorms modeling presents specific challenges.
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Managing Storm Surge Risk in Great Britain: A Look Back at the North Sea Flood of 1953 and Xaver in 2013

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 05, 2019

The North Sea Flood of 1953, a powerful storm with waves that crashed over coastal defenses in the UK and Netherlands, claimed 2,500 lives in the storm surge.
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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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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Anatol, Lothar and Martin Ten Years Later

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 09, 2009

Ten years ago this December Europe was subjected to three fiercely intense storms in rapid succession, Anatol, which arrived on December 3rd, Lothar, which struck on December 26th, and Martin, which immediately followed Lothar on December 27th. Together the storms brought much of Europe to a halt, killed more than 160 people, wreaked widespread damage and inflicted catastrophic insured losses of more than ten billion Euros (1999). In this article, Managing Director of AIR’s Munich operations, Yörn Tatge, describes the events, notes their impact on the insurance industry and addresses the continuing importance of European winter storms.
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Icy Winters in Canada’s Past and Future

Articles | AIR Currents Article
January 27, 2016

The risk of building, content, and time element losses from freezing rain is ever present, especially with increasing concentrations of property value in at-risk regions of southern Ontario, Quebec, and eastern Canada. In this article, we consider the potential for damage from freezing rain, or ice storms, with a look back at the Great North American Ice Storm of 1998. 
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Preparing for Europe's Winter Storm Season with a Look Back at Niklas and Kyrill

Articles | AIR Currents Article
November 23, 2015

The 2014/2015 European extratropical cyclone (winter storm) season was rather lackluster until Niklas came on the scene at the tail end of March 2015. At the time, it drew many comparisons with 2007’s Kyrill, which had a similar track and an extensive footprint. This article takes a look back at Niklas and puts it in the context of historical storms, including Kyrill, and a yet-to-be-experienced “perfect storm.” Finally, this article takes a look ahead at the 2015/2016 season and discusses some risk management best practices.
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European Windstorm Models: Questions You Should Ask

Articles | AIR Currents Article
December 20, 2012

European winter windstorm losses, on average, surpass those of any other peril in the region. Against the background of both the approaching implementation of Solvency II and uncertainties introduced by recent model updates, AIR’s Senior Vice President for Research and Modeling, Dr. Jayanta Guin, describes what a good winter windstorm model for Europe needs to be able to do and demonstrates how model users can validate their loss estimates.
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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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A Windy Winter Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
February 21, 2012

Dr. Gerhard Zuba, AIR Principal Scientist, reviews the 2011–2012 windstorm season in Europe and discusses the climatological influences that lead to storm clustering.  
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Extraordinary Weather, Ordinary Losses: The 2013-2014 Extratropical Cyclone Season in the UK

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November 20, 2014

Despite historically wet and windy (yet mercifully warm) weather across much of Europe last winter, insured losses were relatively low. This article reviews the meteorological and climatic conditions behind the 2013-2014 extratropical cyclone season and puts losses in the UK in historical context.
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