In the News

2013

Worcester Telegram and Gazette | December 21, 2013

During recent years when giving his winter predictions, Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard has cited the research of Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting for Atmospheric [and] Environmental Research. More...

WCVB TV Channel 5 Boston | November 27, 2013

WCVB chief meterologist Harvey Leonard and AER scientist Judah Cohen discuss the AER Seasonal Forecast for the winter of 2013-2013 and the science that has been successful in past years forecasting winter temperatures and snowfall.

Harvard Gazette | November 26, 2013

U.S. methane emissions exceed government estimates. Collaborative study indicates fossil fuel extraction, animal husbandry major contributors.

Press release by Verisk Insurance Solutions - Underwriting | November 21, 2013

Results from the 2013 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis by Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting identified the number and percentage of properties at risk from wildfire in 10 states. Verisk conducted the analysis using FireLine™ — powered by AER™ technology — its wildfire risk management solution for insurers. See the results...

Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog | November 20, 2013

"Meteorologist Judah Cohen has earned a stellar reputation for developing accurate winter outlooks. Over the last decade, his outlooks have been right far more often than not. In several instances, they have bested government-issued forecasts. This year, Cohen is predicting..."

Bloomberg BusinessWeek | October 25, 2013

AER's winter seasonal forecasting expertise is highlighted in article about predicting the upcoming winter temperatures for New York and the Northeast.

Verisk Climate and HSB joint press release | October 18, 2013

Blackout Risk Model™ consulting service provided by Verisk Climate and HSB incorporates data and analysis from HSB and Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a unit of Verisk Climate..

Claims Journal | August 30, 2013

In this podcast and article, Robin Luo, HSB's Vice President and blackout model project manager, explains why power outages are a growing risk causing economic losses over $100 billion per year, and how the Blackout Risk Model helps businesses and insurers manage the risks.

Artemis | August 16, 2013

"A new research program, launched by scientists at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) alongside insurance, reinsurance and insurance-linked securities sector companies, aims to quantify any shifts in hazard patterns for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and hail in the U.S."

Trading Risk | August 16, 2013

"ILS fund Fermat Capital is among the sponsors of a new research programme on US and Canadian tornado risk."

Wall Street Journal online | August 15, 2013

AER Emerging Risk research program will create new datasets and assess trends in risk due to climate change.

Geophysical Research Letters | August 13, 2013

First observation-based investigation of the relationship between ocean bottom pressure and sea level over the global ocean on interannual time scales.

Insurance & Financial Advisor | July 30, 2013

AER and HSB alliance gives users a better sense of how the intersection of weather events and an aging power grid threaten the power infrastructure on which businesses depend.

The Washington Post | July 13, 2013

Outstanding explanation in “plain English” of the risk to the electrical grid that could occur from a solar flare and recommended approaches to address the problem, summarizing the Lloyd'sreport “Solar Storm Risk to the North American Electric Grid” which was co-authored by AER scientists.

Washington Times | June 18, 2013

Highlights joint research by Lloyd's and AER and initiatives by the federal and state governments and industry to make the electric transmission grid more resilient.

Bloomberg BNA | June 4, 2013

Kyle Beatty of AER explains why P&C insurance companies have asked AER and 11 other companies to conduct research on tornado and hail frequency in Canada and the U.S. AER, Zurich Financial Services and CSC outline the importance of detailed weather and climate data to make better business decisions in insurance, energy, commodities and agriculture.

Business Insurance | June 2, 2013

"Blackouts can leave even the most conscientious risk managers in the dark. With this problem in mind, HSB and AER are partnering to provide a new service that will help risk managers prepare for blackouts."

Boston Business Journal | May 31, 2013

" “The alliance enables a significant advance in this area and will be a great benefit to the thousands of organizations and tens of millions of people affected every year by blackouts,” said AER president and CEO Ron Isaacs." -Boston Business Journal

Insurance & Technology | May 30, 2013

The Munich Re unit has partnered with Atmospheric and Environmental Research to develop a technology that insurers and clients can use to assess blackout risk.