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 Expert  719813

Expert in Meteorology, Climatology, Forensic Meteorology, Hurricanes, Air Quality

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has expertise in many areas of meteorology and meteorological applications including analysis of meteorological variables and evaluation of effects and impacts on weather-sensitive operations. This involves the analysis of weather radar data to determine the effect of thunderstorms of varying intensities on radio communications. His work also involves assessing the impact of large industrial facilities on the air quality of a region as a function of the meteorological conditions affecting the region. He has developed objective, computer-based analysis techniques for meteorological parameters and managed air-quality and meteorological monitoring networks. He is proficient in diagnosing the physical processes involved in storm development.

meteorological data



Expert has prepared and published climate data summaries and descriptions for many clients, tailored and formatted to their specific requirements for climate information. For example, he developed analyses of climate for clients in the industrial, business, and military sectors--all of whom had different types of requirements. He has developed weather and climate publications for the broadcast media, targeted to the general public as an audience. He has been selected to provide professional peer review of book manuscripts on climate, including books on global warming and the effects of chlorofluorocarbons and greenhouse gases on climate.


Applied climatological research is another of Expert's areas of expertise. He has developed 4-dimensional models of the atmosphere--worldwide--from near the earth's surface up through the troposphere to the stratosphere (for NASA) that were based on climatological regions he defined as a function of temperature, dewpoint, and relative humidity.





dew point


relative humidity

Expert has researched weather patterns and atmospheric systems through examination of weather charts and developed innovative weather forecasting techniques that have been used operationally by government (Department of Commerce and National Weather Service) and military (US Air Force) forecasting organizations. Among the forecasting techniques developed by Expert are predictions of locations and wind speeds for the jet stream for the US Air Force, snow prediction for the National Weather Service, and prediction of rapid storm development under contract to the Office of Naval Research. He also managed a global weather forecasting operation for commercial clients.

Expert is the senior author of 12 major reports for large corporations regarding weather systems and services in the early 2000's. He arranged for high level representatives from 20 countries to meet at one of his client companies to discuss the attributes of the company's weather system technology in order to meet the requirements of their country's weather services.


atmospheric system




weather forecasting


weather pattern




atmospheric dynamics

Expert designed and wrote technical specifications for automated interactive weather information systems for the US Air Force.

automated weather information system

Expert developed physical-statistical techniques using multiple linear regression for hemispheric analysis and prediction of winds, temperatures, and heights of constant pressure surfaces at levels from the mid-troposphere into the stratosphere.

meteorological technique development

Applying his extensive experience with analytical techniques, Expert has performed forensic meteorological consulting services for law firms and insurance companies. He has reconstructed the weather near the time and place of an event using and interpreting all available data sources, including weather observations, radar, satellite, and lightning detection equipment. He has provided certified reports describing weather conditions and gave expert testimony and cross examination advice.

forensic meteorology


weather requirements analysis


weather condition

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   MS   Meteorology   New York University  
1958   BA   Meteorology   New York University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1990 to







1981 to 1990


Mitre Corp.



Consulting Meteorologist


1972 to 1980


Environmental Research and Technology, Inc.


Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Division




1960 to 1971


Travelers Research Corporation



Senior Research Scientist


1958 to 1960


New York University


Meteorology and Oceanography Department


Instructor and Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS).


Expert is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) of the AMS.


Expert was elected Fellow of the American Meteorologic Society (AMS) for "...outstanding contributions in meteorology over a substantial period of years." He was awarded Board Member of Certified Consulting Meteorologists (CCM) of the AMS in 1989 and became Chairman in 1992.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has numerous technical publications in refereed scientific publications of the AMS. He has authored a chapter on A History of Private Sector Meteorology in a book honoring the 75th Anniversary of the AMS. He also co-authored a chapter on meteorology and snowmobiling in a forensic scientific book.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - For United Property and Casualty Insurance Co. Inc.  
 - National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration (NASA), Washington, DC.  
 - American Meteorological Society - Bulletin of the AMS  
 - Monthly Weather Review  
 - Journal of Applied Meteorology  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • The impact of Hurricane Katrina on a hospital in Metarie, LA
  • The market and Strategic Plan for automated weather systems at airports world wide
  • The impact of weather and seas reklated to a boating accident off the Georgia coast
  • Numerous analyses of weather conditions affecting transportation, for example snowstorms affecting rail transportation inn the NE corridor
  • Developemnt of objective analysis and prediction techniques for major storms, for the jetstream, for the stratosphere, etc.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has performed expert analyses and prepared reports on the methods of analyses and results regarding the impact of weather conditions related to law cases in which weather was a possible factor in the litigation. Cases range from slip and fall accidents, to liability regarding damages to structures from the elements, to vehicle and/or pedestrian accidents, to aircraft accidents, and wrongful death. He has provided numerous expert forensic meteorologic services to insurance companies for claims. He has given expert testimony for clients for weather-related legal proceedings and at environmental regulatory hearings for more than 40 cases.

In summary, Expert has provided the following:

Analysis of meteorological data and marine data with weather reconstruction Analysis of air quality data for environmental regulatory hearings Interpretation and conclusions regarding the degree of impact of weather (and the sea for marine cases) on the case Certified reports and/or depositions Expert testimony Cross-examination advice

This expert is open to taking phone calls from attorneys. This expert is open to serving as an expert witness in lawsuits. This expert is open to performing on-site consulting.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Lightning expert for consulting on lightning as fire cause.
  • Ice formation expert witnesses for consulting on slip and fall accident.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1999 to 1999   Switzerland   He organized a meeting of representatives to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for learning the latest technology in automated weather informations systems

Market Research:
As a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), Expert has more than 40 years of experience in market analysis, market surveys, business development, technical and strategic marketing, and sales in the weather industry. He has applied his marketing and sales expertise to weather-sensitive industries and operations. These industries include agriculture, commodities, oil and gas exploration, utilities, shipping, port operations, construction, aviation, trucking, recreational, industrial, retail, media, education, and emergency management. Expert's thorough knowledge of these industries was gained from marketing, selling, and providing products and services to them. He is familiar with many details of companies that provide weather systems as well as services and products. Additionally, he has considerable knowledge of the U.S. government agencies (NOAA/NWS, FAA, DOE) and military organizations involved with weather, climate, marine, and environmental activities.

Expert has experience performing market surveys for weather products, services, and systems. He spent over 40 years working in the private sector of meteorology. He has managed and/or prepared numerous winning proposals and has written and designed marketing brochures and promotional material. In his recent experience, he was the architect for surveys of weather systems and services operations for targeted countries and market areas internationally. A major purpose of the surveys was to recommend strategies and actions to tailor client's weather systems to an individual country or industry's weather service operations. As part of the surveys, Expert had numerous contacts with senior level World Meteorological Organization (WMO) personnel regarding weather systems and services in developed and developing countries. In preparing the surveys Expert designed detailed questionnaires for companies in targeted countries and industries; designed objective evaluation system criteria for weather systems and services; performed requirements analyses; and formulated strategic plans for his clients to market their systems and technology internationally.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert developed a course for starting a weather consulting and forecasting business. He has trained personnel in the organization, developing and providing the products and services, the marketing and sales and strategic planning necessary to launch a successful business


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