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 yet another year of...

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 Claim Services ® (P...

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 and wildfire – that a...

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 parts of Arizona and N...

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 current weather and...

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. When a wildfire blaze...

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 vegetative fuels, and warmer...