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NOAA/NIST/Insurance Industry Workshop on the Wind Peril; Chantilly, VA; June 4-5, 1996



J H. Golden, R D. Marshall


This report presents findings and recommendations developed in the course of a two-day NOAA/NIST/Insurance industry wind Peril Workshop held at Chantilly, Virginia, on June 4-5, 1996. The workshop brought together administrators and researchers from NOAA and NIST laboratories involved with weather research and building technology and representatives of the casualty insurance industry, including officials from the Insurance Institute for Property Loss Reduction [IIPLR]. Also attending were representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] and the National Science Foundation [NSF]. On Going research and development efforts that can impact the wind peril we described in detail, as were the needs and concerns of the casualty insurance industry with regard to wind losses, including losses due to the wind-driven hail. It was determined that there are numerous ongoing research projects within the Department of Commerce laboratories that could have a beneficial impact on the wind peril and that this impact could be greatly amplified with the establishment of a National Wind Peril Mitigation.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6089
Report Number


atmospheric science, building technology, codes and standards, hurricanes, insurance industry, wind hazard


Golden, J. and Marshall, R. (1998), NOAA/NIST/Insurance Industry Workshop on the Wind Peril; Chantilly, VA; June 4-5, 1996, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 25, 2024)
Created January 1, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017