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IBHS Lead Resarch Meteorologist Dr. Ian Giammanco and Staff Scientist Heather Sommers deploy the new disdrometer (impact probe) during the 2014 hail field study.  The disdrometer is designed to collect data on the hail size distribution and impact energy of falling hailstones.

IBHS conducts field research to study hailstorms with the goal of reducing property losses and improving weather forecast models and radar detection of hail. Additionally, IBHS conducts post-disaster investigations to better understand the characteristics of various storms for the purpose of reducing, and hopefully preventing future property damage.

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Disaster Safety Review is published by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to further its mission to conduct objective, scientific research to identify and promote effective actions that strengthen homes, businesses, and communities against natural disasters and other causes of loss.

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