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WMO expert meeting on Requirements of Catastrophe Insurance & Weather Risk Management Markets December 7, 2007. Role & Challenges & Opportunities For Servicing Financial Risk Transfer Models (backup slides). Sharon LeDuc, Deputy Director NOAA Satellite And Information Service

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WMO expert meeting on

Requirements of Catastrophe Insurance & Weather Risk Management MarketsDecember 7, 2007

Role & Challenges & Opportunities

For Servicing Financial Risk Transfer Models

(backup slides)

Sharon LeDuc, Deputy Director

NOAA Satellite And Information Service

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

Asheville, NC


NOAA’s roles:

Warnings (NWS);

Data for

risk assessment

mitigation

preparedness

(NCDC, CSC)

Outlook for

risk assessment

mitigation

preparedness

(NWS)




Continental Storm Risk Index – with UNCA/ NEMAC

  • Develop Storm Risk Indices for US for 20+ years

  • Improve Disaster Assessment & Response

  • Using NOAA’s radar data & 2000

  • US Census data, determine who was affected by heavy rainfall during Hurricane Charley

Areas with 4 inches of rain impacted

554,246 Families

798,348 Households

908,155 House Units

2,098,223 People


Hazards Index – with RENCI

Lane Pinnacle 5230’

Blue Ridge Parkway

Bee Tree Reservoir

FEMA

NCCGIA

USGS

Bee Tree Creek

Swannanoa River

Warren Wilson College

Swannanoa River

Asheville Christian School

Swannanoa

Decision Theatre enables graphic display of various hazards. Indices can be developed for communication of severity of hazard (as in the flood above).

Cartography By: Greg Dobson 1-27-07


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