Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Meteorologist Meteorology, Weather, Air Pollution, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Impact, Air Pollution Modeling, Air Permitting, Regulatory Analysis, Assessment Of Industrial Atmospheric Impacts, Litigation Support Services, Atmospheric Effects Of Evaporative Cooling Towers, Industrial Cooling Systems, Air Modeling Analyses, Hazardous Pollutants
Expert Witness No.629
Expert 629 has more than 35 years of professional experience in boundary layer and air pollution meteorology, and the application of atmospheric science to industrial and environmental impact problems. Expert 629’s consulting practice specializes in air pollution modeling, air permitting and regulatory analysis, assessment of industrial atmospheric impacts, and litigation support services.
Authored several hundred papers, technical reports, impact assessments, and permit application documents. Expert 629 is a nationally recognized authority on atmospheric effects of evaporative cooling towers and industrial cooling systems. Recent analyses and reports prepared by Expert 629 have involved analyses of acid deposition, air quality impacts of smelters, power generation facilities, and mining operations, and deposition of heavy metals and hazardous chemicals from contaminated soil and industrial sources.
In addition to the above technical areas, Expert 629’s responsibilities at MMA include supervision of complex air modeling analyses, preparation of Title V and PSD and NSR air permit applications, and review and audit of meteorological and air quality data. A significant portion of his time is devoted to litigation support activities, including analyses, consultation to law firms, and expert testimony. Litigation subjects include air dispersion modeling, transport, dispersion, and deposition of hazardous pollutants, and meteorological factors in accident cases.
Expert 629 is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist. Expert 629 has been a Certified Consulting Meteorologist since 1972, and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1984. Expert 629 has served as member and Chairman of the Society’s Board for Certified Consulting Meteorologists, and has served on other committees of the Society. Expert 629 is a past President and Director of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists.
B.A. Physics, 1958, Washington And Jefferson College
B.S. Meteorology, 1957, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Ph.D. Meteorology, 1962, Pennsylvania State University
1987-Present Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, M-M ASSOCIATES, INC.
1984 – 1987 Partner, M-M Associates
1974 – 1984 Independent Meteorological Consultant
Consultation, analysis, reports and testimony for industrial clients and governmental agencies, Primary areas of service included environmental impact assessments, air quality permit applications, analysis of meteorological and pollution data, dispersion modeling, plant siting, and weather effects on industry.
1970 – 1974 Ball Aerospace Corporation, Environmental Systems Group (Formerly Sierra Research Corporation, Environmental Systems Division)
Manager, Technical Services
Responsible for technical management of BALL’s meteorological and air quality monitoring, and consulting services activities. Provided technical oversight for consulting service contracts and air quality impact analyses, specialized consultation to power industry and industrial clients, testimony, and final consulting reports.
1969 – 1970 EG&G, Inc. Environmental Services Operation
Manager Technical Services
Responsible for management and technical direction of field services and research contracts in air pollution, weather modification, and applied meteorology. Provided direct research, report and proposal preparation, and technical supervision of all service contracts.
1962 – 1969 Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, Inc.
Research Meteorologist and Head, Dynamic Meteorology Section
Conducted basic and applied research in atmospheric diffusion and turbulence, air-sea interactions, weather phenomena related to the Great Lakes, weather modification, wind tunnel modeling of meteorological flows, radar meteorology, and meteorological influences on military weapons and operations. Principal Investigator on more than ten research contracts
1958 – 1962 Pennsylvania State University
Graduate Assistant, 1958 – 1960,Instructor, 1960 – 1961, Research Assistant, 1961 – 1962
As Graduate and Research Assistant, performed research on wind structure and turbulence in the planetary boundary layer. As full-time instructor in Meteorology, taught under-graduate courses in dynamic meteorology, thermodynamics of the atmosphere, applications of statistics to meteorology, and synoptic meteorology.
American Meteorological Society – Fellow, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
Royal Meteorological Society, Fellow
Air & Waste Management Association (Formerly Apca)
National Council Of Industrial Meteorologists – President, 1976-1977
American Meteorological Society – 1998 Award For Outstanding Contribution To The Advance Of Applied Meteorology
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