Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years as a forensic meteorologist, specializing in mathematical modeling of atmospheric and geophysical data. My expertise includes: air sampling and quality; air dispersion analysis; air pollution meteorology; aviation meteorology; climate studies; flood history; hazardous plume releases; long- and short-range weather forecasting; meteorological data acquisition; severe storm analysis; visibility accidents / studies (including smoke and fog); weather patterns; and wind analysis. I have additional specialization in acts of god; unusual weather phenomena; historical climate and weather analysis; and tropical storm and hurricane analysis. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Class action industrial air pollution, air dispersion modeling; Wind data analysis and air quality meteorology; Weather pattern re-construction and historical rainfall data analysis, flooding; 3D Data analysis and modeling; Weather Event re-construction, visibility study, multi-vehicle freeway accident; Forensic meteorological data analysis and reconstruction of weather conditions at the time of criminal action; Leaking railcar, hazardous chemical plume release – air dispersion modeling and air quality meteorology; Drowning during major flood event; Personal injury; Damaged cargo – weather event re-construction, tropical storm allison flooding, and rainfall analysis; Products liability / tire manufacture – humidity and climate study; Property damage, major flooding event; Environmental damages; Leaking roof and building damage; Oil and gas well air pollution.
My consulting experience includes: Toxic tort strategy; Meteorological data acquisition, processing and analysis; Observational field programs / air sampling / air quality.
|Ph.D.||Atmospheric Science and Meteorology||Purdue University|
|B.S.||Physics and Mathematics||Baylor University|
|Certified Professional Geoscientist|
|Licensed Geoscientist-Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists|
Awards & Affiliation
American Meteorological Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases