Arindam Samanta

Arindam Samanta

Dr. Arindam Samanta manages FireLine®, Verisk’s wildfire risk management tool for the insurance industry. In addition, his team develops and maintains a range of property risk-assessment tools related to hail, wind, and lightning that are part of Verisk's Prometrix® Peril and Incident Report and LOCATION® services. His scientific and technical expertise spans several areas, including advanced satellite remote sensing and image science, climate dynamics and change, data science and machine learning, and natural hazard risk analysis. The national and international news media—including the BBC and Nature and Science magazines—have highlighted his research. Dr. Samanta is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

FireLine Examines the Erskine Wildfire

To date, wildfires in California this season have burned more than 150,000 acres, and—with five major wildfires burning at this writing—that number continues to grow. California seems poised for ye...

FireLine and the Fort McMurray Fire

As of this writing, firefighters are still battling the Fort McMurray fire in Western Canada, and authorities are restricting access to the area. The fire is a major incident, and Verisk’s Property...

Examining California’s Valley and Butte Fires: FireLine Identifies Affected Properties

The summer of 2015 was a season of wildfire devastation for Northern California. In September alone, two fires in Northern California—the Butte and Valley Fires—burned through nearly 147,000 acres...

Two PCS Catastrophes: Wildfires Rage in California

The Valley Fire in Middletown could become one of the top five costliest wildfires in California history and may cause the largest losses since 2007. The Butte and Valley Fires, both designated PCS...

Key findings from the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis

As California faces one of the most severe droughts on record, it’s not surprising that the 2015 Verisk Wildfire Risk Analysis identifies it as the state with the most households at high or extreme...

The Science of Perils

The newly released Prometrix® Peril and Incident Report brings to commercial insurers, for the first time, the most granular and up-to-date analytics on a range of perils – wind, lightning, hail an...

Wildfire Reports Point to a “Hot” Summer for the Western United States

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) recently issued its North American Seasonal Fire Potential Outlook for the summer of 2014. For the entire season, NIFC projects much of California and...

Wildland Fire Potential for Fall 2013

On September 1, 2013, the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) issued its National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for the remainder of 2013. The outlook provides an assessment of...

AER and Verisk Underwriting Help Streamline Wildfire Recovery and Peril Risk Management

When wildfires occur in populated areas, AER and Verisk Insurance Solutions – Underwriting provide claims and underwriting professionals with tools to help victims get back on their feet quickly....

Proactively Monitoring Wildfires in the West

The 2013 wildfire season in the western United States is looking to be a difficult one, fueled by a combination of factors, including a drier-than-normal preceding winter, generally drier vegetativ...