Fathom’s catastrophe models Our catastrophe models represent tens of thousands of years of synthetic flood events. Used primarily by the insurance and corporate sectors, these sophisticated risk prediction tools are able to model losses, from both frequent and extreme flood events, to build a complete picture of flood risk for a given portfolio of locations.
Financial losses driven by extreme flood events are increasing annually. In a report published by Swiss Re, the reinsurance company identified a combined economic loss of more than $80 billion in 2021. Of these losses only $20 billion were insured. For professionals looking to quantify and manage flood and catastrophe risk, Fathom offers a range of synthetic flood models, that can help to provide efficient solutions to managing risk and engage with regulatory requirements towards climate risk. This includes a range of climate conditioned catastrophe models that can calculate changes in risk for a variety of time horizons.
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Social inequalities in climate change-attributed impacts of Hurricane Harvey
This research uses attribution science to examine the influence that climate change had on the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
Ambitious partnership needed for reliable climate prediction
In this paper, researchers state that an improved climate model with higher detail and more precise information is needed urgently to enable us to make reliable decisions around climate adaptation.
Assessing flooding impact to riverine bridges: an integrated analysis
This paper establishes new modelling approaches for the design and assessment of transportation and water systems with the aim to understand the consequences of flooding on urban networks.
Increased population exposure to Amphan-scale cyclones under future climates
In 2020 Cyclone Amphan made landfall in the Bay of Bengal and was the first super tropical cyclonic storm to occur in the area in over 20 years. This paper explores what would happen if this event were to occur in the future, asking: would the risks associated with it change?
A 30 m global map of elevation with forests and buildings removed
This work signifies one of the biggest step-changes in global flood modelling capabilities since the advent of the field.
Inequitable patterns of US flood risk in the Anthropocene
Climate change will have major impact on cost of flooding, according to pioneering research led by Dr Oliver Wing, Chief Research Officer at Fathom