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MET Associates

MET Associates

P.O. Box 70
Dayton, Texas 77535

Phone(936) 257-1633
Fax (936) 258-4237

Website www.metassociates.net
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MET Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases that involve Air Quality Modeling, Forensic Meteorology and Weather Event Re-Construction. MET's Air Modeling expertise, combined with their advanced knowledge of Meteorological Data Processing and Weather Event Analysis, provides strong support to the attorney and client for cases involving Air Pollution, Visibility, Severe Storms, Wind Damage and Flood which result in accidents, personal injury and property damage.

Services

MET Associates provides the following services:

Forensic Meteorology Services for the Legal Profession
Industrial Air Pollution Expert Witness
Toxic Tort Strategy for Plaintiff or Defense/Environmental Air Pollution
Insurance Industry Services including Meteorological Re-Construction of Weather Events
Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Consulting/Air Pollution Meteorology
Air Quality Computer Modeling/Air Dispersion Analysis/Hazardous Plume Releases
Meteorological Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis (Domestic and International)
Aviation Meteorology/Visibility Studies/Wind Analysis
Observational Field Programs/Air Sampling/Air Quality
Atmospheric Dynamics and Severe Storm Analysis
Climate Studies/Weather Patterns/Flooding
Short Range and Long Range Weather Forecasting


Litigation Support Services

MET Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Air Quality Modeling and Forensic Meteorology Analysis including Weather Event Re-Construction and Force Majeure cases. MET can assist attorneys and insurance claim professionals in obtaining, analyzing, modeling, and interpreting the correct atmospheric and weather data for their case.

Areas of Expertise

Profile

David L. Mitchell is an authority on the numerical modeling of geophysical and atmospheric data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University. Dr. Mitchell has over 25 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting. His business experience includes various research and technical consulting positions with Conoco, Getty Oil Company, Texaco, Tenneco, British Petroleum and IBM Corporation. Dr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology and has published his research results on the modeling of atmospheric stability and convection.

Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology with over 25 years of experience with the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in elastic media, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling. He has extensive knowledge of air pollution modeling software and air quality modeling techniques approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Mitchell is a specialist in Weather Event Re-Construction for litigation. He has provided forensic meteorology support for criminal investigations and insurance cases involving weather related accidents, personal injury and property damage.

He is a member of the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Meteorological Society and the National Association of Environmental Professionals. Dr. Mitchell is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association with affiliation with the Litigation Division and is a Certified Professional Geoscientist.

Consulting Practice

All States

Professional Experience

MET Associates has provided technical support and expert testimony in deposition on issues of scientific data and mathematical modeling to the Petroleum Industry, the Insurance Industry, and the Legal profession. Forensic Meteorology Litigation cases include providing expert witness support and meteorological data analysis for Air Pollution and Weather Event Re-Construction cases both Domestic and International.

1976 - 1978 Conoco, Inc., Research Scientist
1978 - 1984 Getty Oil Company/Texaco, Research Department Manager
1984 - 1988 Tenneco Oil Company, Senior Specialist
1988 - 1992 British Petroleum Company, Senior Staff Specialist
1992 - Present MET Associates, Managing Director and Consulting Forensic Meteorologist


Licenses

Certified Professional Geoscientist
Associate of the Scientific Research Society of North America
Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honors Society
Distinguished Expert, National Forensic Center
Who's Who in the South and Southwest - 1981


Legal Experience & Services

MET Associates has provided technical support and expert testimony in deposition on issues of scientific data and mathematical modeling to the Petroleum Industry, the Insurance Industry, and the Legal profession. Forensic Meteorology Litigation cases include providing expert witness support and meteorological data analysis for Air Pollution and Weather Event Re-Construction cases both Domestic and International.

Case examples include:

1) Multiple cases involving air dispersion modeling of pollutants and weather data analysis in defense of petrochemical facilities being sued by surrounding neighborhoods.
2) Weather pattern re-Construction and analysis of historical rainfall data in an urban setting in defense of commercial building owner being sued due to flooding occurrences resulting in property damage.
3) Re-construction of weather conditions and wind data related to the occurrence of dense ground fog and reduced visibility conditions resulting in a major, multi-vehicle freeway accident and personal injury.
4) Historical wind data analysis and air quality modeling in support of a class action suit brought by a rural subdivision downwind of a polluting industrial complex.
5) Numerous forensic meteorology cases involving the re-construction of weather conditions occurring at the time of an accident, or criminal action.


Affiliations

American Meteorological Society
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
National Association of Environmental Professionals
Air and Waste Management Association
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Scientific Research Society of North America
National Physics Honor Society
American Bar Association, Associate Member Litigation Division


Qualifications

David L. Mitchell is an authority on the numerical modeling of geophysical and atmospheric data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University. Dr. Mitchell has over 25 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting.

Dr. Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology. Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology with over 25 years of experience with the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in elastic media, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling.

Dr. Mitchell is a specialist in Weather Event Re-Construction for litigation. He has provided forensic meteorology support for criminal investigations and insurance cases involving weather related accidents, personal injury and property damage. Dr. Mitchell is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association with affiliation with the Litigation Division and is a Certified Professional Geoscientist.


Awards & Honors

Certified Professional Geoscientist
Associate of the Scientific Research Society of North America
Sigma Pi Sigma, National Physics Honors Society
Distinguished Expert, National Forensic Center
Who's Who in the South and Southwest - 1981


Seminars & Training

Provided upon request.


Publications

Dissertation - Purdue University

A Theoretical Investigation of Atmospheric Convective Modes as a Function of Rayleigh Number, Prandtl Number and Eddy Anisotropy; 1977, Meteor. Soc. Japan, Vol. 55, No. 4, 341 - 363.


Professional References

References and Litigation Case Lists provided upon request.


Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Purdue University, 1976
M.S., Physics, Purdue University, 1974
B.S., Physics and Mathematics (Dean's Distinguished List, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors), Baylor University, 1972





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