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Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in Meteorology. My expertise includes: weather analysis and forecasting; severe and unusual storms in California and elsewhere; and tornadic thunderstorms. My additional expertise includes weather pattern interpretation; radar and satellite image analysis; extreme rainfall event analysis and characterization; and many other aspects in forensic meteorology and climatology. As a climatologist, I also have experience with weather forecasting services, wind analyses, climatological site assessments, and other activities related to the field. I have over 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes forensic meteorology, past weather event reconstruction, extreme rainfall, wind event analyses.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Dissertation on meteorological analysis of the variability of precipitation in the Great Plains, United States; Numerous interviews with television, print media, and local radio on subjects containing tornadoes, floods, drought, hurricanes, and global warming; Numerous lectures on topics of storm-chasing, tornado research in the field, twisters, weather and climate in different regions of California.


A.B.Geology Emphasis on Physical ScienceUniversity of California Berkeley
M.A.GeographyUniversity of California Berkeley
Ph.D.Geography Emphasis on Meteorology and Synoptic ClimatologyUniversity of California Berkeley

Licenses Certifications

Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Professional Meteorologist
U.S. Civil Service
Community College Credential
State of California

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

California Academy of Sciences

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases