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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 onRequirements of Catastrophe Insurance & Weather Risk Management MarketsDecember 7, 2007Role & Challenges & Opportunities For Servicing Financial Risk Transfer Models(backup slides)Sharon LeDuc, Deputy DirectorNOAA Satellite And Information ServiceNational Climatic Data Center (NCDC)Asheville, NCNOAA’s roles: Warnings (NWS);Data for risk assessment mitigation preparedness (NCDC, CSC)Outlook for risk assessment mitigation preparedness (NWS)Billion Dollar Climate and Weather Disasters1980-20061980-2004Example Ozone Transport & ResidenceSeconds/meterContinental 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 Families798,348 Households 908,155 House Units2,098,223 PeopleHazards Index – with RENCILane Pinnacle 5230’Blue Ridge ParkwayBee Tree ReservoirFEMANCCGIAUSGSBee Tree CreekSwannanoa RiverWarren Wilson CollegeSwannanoa RiverAsheville Christian SchoolSwannanoaDecision 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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