US billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: data sources, trends, accuracy and biases

  title={US billion-dollar weather and climate disasters: data sources, trends, accuracy and biases},
  author={Adam B. Smith and Richard W. Katz},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
This paper focuses on the US Billion-dollar Weather/Climate Disaster report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center. The current methodology for the production of this loss dataset is described, highlighting its strengths and limitations including sources of uncertainty and bias. The Insurance Services Office/Property Claims Service, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Flood Insurance Program and the US Department of Agriculture’s… 
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