2002 Annual

Joint Session 2: Weather Derivatives & Weather Risk Management (Joint with 3rd Symposium on Environmental Applications and the 16th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences)

Monday, 14 January 2002: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Organizer:  Robert S. Dischel, Weather Market Observer
  9:30 AM
The ideal meteorologist
Ravi V. Nathan, Aquila Inc., Kansas City, MO

  10:00 AM
Forecasting for profits
Frank M. Caifa, Swiss RE New Markets, New York, NY

Poster PDF (201.3 kB)
  10:30 AM
Help Wanted: Meteorologists to fix drought in precipitation contracts
Robert S. Dischel, Weather Market Observer, New York, NY

Poster PDF (101.3 kB)
  10:45 AM
Skillful seasonal degree-day forecasts and their utility in the weather derivatives market
Jeffrey A. Shorter, Weather Services International, Corp., Billerica, MA; and T. M. Crawford, R. J. Boucher, and J. P. Burbridge

Poster PDF (55.8 kB)
  11:00 AM
Can a Meteorologist Beat the Weather Market?
Lee E. Branscome, Environmental Dynamics Research, Inc., Palm Beach Gardens, FL

  11:15 AM
Weather Risk Assessment at the Dawn of Ensemble Numerical Weather Prediction
John L. Keller, Applied Insurance Research, Inc., Boston, MA

Poster PDF (1.4 MB)
  11:30 AM
Coffee Break in Poster Session Room