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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part II, the New Pluvial Component

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The New Science of Event Attribution

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March 26, 2020

Advances in climate models and data science fed by a deeper physical understanding of the mechanisms that cause extreme weather events have opened up a relatively new branch of climate change science: the science of event attribution. This article discusses the approaches used in event attribution and how this new science may be applied in future.
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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part I, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Precipitation

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February 11, 2020

This article focuses on the additional capability of managing hurricane-induced flood risk with the updated AIR Hurricane Model for the United States.
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2019's Atlantic Hurricanes: A Little More than We Bargained For

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December 18, 2019

The 2019 pre-season forecasts predicted slightly above-average activity from named storms and close to average numbers of hurricanes and major hurricanes. Read about how these forecasts fared.
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Typhoon Vera's 60th Anniversary: Why Japan Re-evaluated Disaster Prevention

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September 17, 2019

September 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Typhoon Vera, the most destructive typhoon ever to strike Japan. A significant portion of the damage was the result of storm surge and in the years following Vera's landfall, Japan responded by fortifying the entire country against future storm surge events with a comprehensive levee system. In this article, we take a look back at Typhoon Vera and what Vera’s impact would be if it were to recur with today’s defenses and without them.
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Putting Jebi's Insured Losses in Context: A Look Back at Historic Japan Typhoons

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September 17, 2019

For the Japanese insurance industry, 2018 was the costliest year for natural disasters since 2011 when the M9.0 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck. Jebi is responsible for most of the insured losses from the five major events to impact Japan in 2018
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Preview of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

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June 24, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season might see above-average activity as climate signals of a warm El Niño phase and increased sea surface temperatures add uncertainty to this forecast activity
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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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Modeling Fundamentals: Why Does AIR Conduct Post-Event Damage Surveys?

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March 27, 2019

This article focuses primarily on damage surveys conducted in the aftermath of U.S. hurricanes and addresses how and why we conduct them. As we update our U.S. hurricane model—a tool that helps quantify the risk—we uncover more questions that are typically answered only after studying another event.
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The 2018 Hurricane Season—Another One for the Record Books

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December 19, 2018

Although The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season did not approach the record storm activity levels of 2017, it set some other records of its own.
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Lessons from Super Typhoon Ida: Disastrous Flooding Spurs Modern Mitigation in Japan

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September 20, 2018

Sixty years ago, on September 26, 1958, Super Typhoon Ida struck Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture on the island of Honshu. Typhoon Ida remains one of the country’s most devastating precipitation-induced flood disasters. This article examines why, on an island that frequently experiences typhoons, this storm caused such significant damage, and how companies can prepare for a similar recurrence today.
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