Baldwin offers open-source cyclone model

AirUCI faculty Jane Baldwin and her team have developed an economic risk model to help determine the impact of tropical cyclones.  "They pose huge risks to both human life and the built environment, so they have large economic costs associated with them and cause a lot of deaths,” said Jane. “We need to be able to quantitatively explain their risk, meaning the probability of seeing different levels of losses.”  By making this new model freely available, countries that may not be able to afford access to other such risk models—which typically belong to for-profit insurance companies that do not freely share their products or data—can get a clearer picture of the risks they face. Read the article

Tuesday, June 27, 2023