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So what exactly is DisasterMap.net?

Here at DisasterMap.net, our objective is “to provide our users with near complete situational awareness in real time as disaster events unfold.”  I’ve been told by more than one MBA that this objective is complicated and hard to understand.  Another way to put it is that DisasterMap.net is a web based information system that allows you to track…


Turbulent Boundary between Contrasting Air Masses Driving Severe Weather over Southern Plains

  Recently, while driving home from a March trip to visit our friends at Malmay and Associates, we were  struck by the contrast in temperatures in the short distance between Monroe, La and Baton Rouge, La.  Leaving Monroe, the air was chilly and damp, and I joked that we should have packed sweaters. After a short drive south,…


Review of natural catastrophes in 2014: Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes ~Munich Re

The year at a glance Overall losses from natural catastrophes totalled US$ 110bn (previous year US$ 140bn), of which roughly US$ 31bn (previous year US$ 39bn) was insured. The loss amounts were well below the inflation-adjusted average values of the past ten years (overall losses: US$ 190bn, insured losses: US$ 58bn), and also below the…