Arindam Samanta

Ph.D., Staff Scientist
FireLine Operations Manager/Scientist

Proactively Monitoring Wildfires in the West

By Arindam Samanta
May 6, 2013

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 current conditions. In addition, projections of higher temperatures and lower-than-normal precipitation this summer raise the prospects of what could become an intense wildfire season.

FireLine highlighted by NASA as an outstanding commercial application of Landsat data

By Arindam Samanta
February 14, 2013

FireLine TM was highlighted as an outstanding commercial application that uses Landsat data, during a Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) pre-launch press conference. ( Video link ) FireLine, powered by AER technology, is the insurance industry's leading wildfire risk solution covering millions of properties in 10 western states. Verisk Analytics business unit, AER, develops FireLine using...

Dr. Samanta hits the most popular article in the JGR's Biogeosciences

By Arindam Samanta
February 21, 2012

Atmospheric and Environmental Research’s, Dr. Arindam Samanta, hit the most popular/downloaded article on the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, for his research article “Seasonal changes in leaf area of Amazon forests from leaf flushing and abscission.” Dr. Samanta was the lead author for this article in collaboration with Boston University, University of Texas, NASA AMES Research Center, NASA JPL/California Institute of Technology and Federal University of Viçosa.

AER Scientist research featured in invited talk at the American Geophysical Union meeting

By Arindam Samanta
December 12, 2011

Dr. Arindam Samanta just got back from the AGU Fall Meeting . He had a great time at the meeting, which hosted some 20K people. He presented two posters and was second author on an invited talk that highlighted his most recent paper on the Amazon, which co-incidentally was accepted for publication in Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences this week. He also enjoyed judging 7 student...