UCL in the eye of the storm
10 July 2003
Tropical Storm Risk (TSR), the consortium of experts on insurance, risk management and seasonal climate forecasting, led by UCL's Benfield Hazard Research Centre, has launched the latest version of its free internet Tropical Storm Tracker.
The system was developed to allow insurers and risk managers to forecast more accurately potential losses and claims from tropical storm damage throughout the world.
The system provides real-time data as well as forecasts up to five days in
advance. The forecasts are updated every 6-12 hours and provide for all
active tropical cyclcone systems worldwide information on storm position, strength,
track, track uncertainty and spatial wind fields.
Dr Mark Saunders (Space & Climate Physics), TSR's Lead Scientist and Project Manager, commented: "Tropical Storm Tracker is arguably the leading tracker on the market and will become the industry standard. It provides the best available information at your fingertips for assessing the risk from active tropical storms worldwide."
Image: A hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, as seen by the internet Tropical Storm Tracker.
To find out more about the tracker and the centre use the links below.