William Ramstrom

William Ramstrom

William Ramstrom provides science and software engineering leadership for products for insurers affected by climate and weather risks. Bill works on hurricane forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and radar processing. Bill designed the Respond™ service for tropical storms, hail, and straight-line winds and manages the Blackout Risk Model™. He’s had extensive experience with WRF model simulations and radar data assimilation methods and also served as operational weather forecaster for several airlines. He has a BS in Computer Science, and an MS in Atmospheric Science, both from MIT. His thesis work involved measuring air-sea fluxes of heat, moisture, and momentum in hurricanes using GPS dropsonde data.

Why is the Verisk wind algorithm better for property claims and underwriting?

More than one million wind claims occur annually in the U.S. from nontropical windstorms. This makes wind one of the largest weather-related risks for commercial and personal property and auto...