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Putting Jebi's Insured Losses in Context: A Look Back at Historic Japan Typhoons

Articles | AIR Currents Article
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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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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Managing Central European Flood Risk: A Look Back at the 2010 Poland Flood

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 23, 2019

With the AIR Inland Flood Model for Central Europe update now covering Poland, we take a closer look at the costly 2010 Poland flood.
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Preview of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Articles | AIR Currents Article
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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Managing the Changing Mortality Risk in an Aging U.S. Population

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 21, 2019

Mortality rates for various age groups of the U.S. are changing; see how to make stochastic measurements of these changes to inform mortality risk decisions.
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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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Earthquake Risk in New Zealand: A Major Model Update

Articles | AIR Currents Article
February 21, 2019

The updated AIR Earthquake Model for New Zealand incorporates the latest scientific research after the 2010–2011 Darfield and Christchurch earthquake sequence.
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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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Modeling Fundamentals: Understanding Tectonic Movement and How It Sheds Light on Seismic Risk

Articles | AIR Currents Article
November 12, 2018

Kinematic modeling techniques use a physical approach to understanding earthquake risk, effectively augmenting the sparse available historical data. AIR Seismologist Dr. Bingming Shen-Tu explains what kinematic modeling is and provides real-world examples in South America, China, Japan, and New Zealand of how effective it is.
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