WxTalk Webinar #33


Webinar #33 - Thursday, August 14, 2014

Weather CSI - Forensic Meteorology

Pam Knox
Agricultural Climatologist
Crop and Soil Sciences Department
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA


Television shows featuring detectives who use cutting-edge science to solve crimes are among the most popular programs on television today.  But did you know there are weather detectives, too?  Certified consulting meteorologists are often called on to help determine the causes of accidents for court cases, and sometimes even solve serious crimes.  Any lawyer with a case that has weather as a contributing factor can enlist a forensic meteorologist to help determine whether a particular weather condition was occurring at the time of an accident and what impact it had on the event.    In this talk, we will look at the role of meteorologists as expert witnesses and see some examples of the kinds of questions they need to answer in a typical weather- or climate-related case.

View the Webinar by clicking here:  http://youtu.be/7Io83dDsU3E

View Pam Knox's presentation slides (6.2MB)


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