CoreLogic and IBHS are working together this storm season.

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is continuing a multi-year, major field research effort started in 2012 to study hailstorms with the goal of reducing property losses and improving weather forecast models and radar detection of hail. As part of this effort CoreLogic will be working with IBHS on its hailstorm studies in the Central Plains region to better understand the characteristics of damaging hail, which includes many variables such as size, shape, density and hardness of hailstones.

Objectives of the 2016 field study include:

  • Expanding 3D laser scanning of hailstones to collect 3D digital models of hail used to create molds and artificial stones at the IBHS Research Center. 3D scans will also help determine how hailstone strength and density are related.
  • Continung to build a database showing hail impact kinetic energy and size distributions using impact disdrometers.

Want to stay up to date on all of the exciting things taking place? Follow the team in the field and share updates on Twitter at @IBHSHailStudy.