Charles  B.  Pyke,  Ph.D.

President / CEO,  Structural  Integrity  Solutions,  Inc.

President / CEO, Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.

Principal Scientist / Senior Expert Witness Meteorologist, The Associated Science Experts

Principal Scientist / Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist, American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC

Pioneer in the relationship of  El Niño  and  La Niña to North American Weather

 

 

844-330-3800  Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc.:  Inspection, repair, and/or replacement of structures and infrastructure.

844-330-3600  Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.:  Sun-tracking solar panels, sea water desalination, wave & tidal energy.

888-786-7696  The Associated Science Experts:  Forensic meteorology and expert witness testimony in depositions and trials.

800-843-7246  American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC:   Specialized weather forecasts, multi-seasonal weather outlooks.

 

 Specialties     Professional Experience     Education /  Academic Publications     Additional Publications     Professional Memberships 

Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D., Forensic Meteorologist, Expert Witness, Specialized Weather Forecaster, Specialist in Seasonal Weather Outlooks, plus Research Meteorologist, Climatologist, and Hydrometeorologist.  Corporate President, CEO, and CFO.

Pioneer in the relationship of El Niño and La Niña to North American Weather, achieved through his post-doctoral research.

President, CEO, CFO, and Principal Scientist, Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc. and Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.

Principal Scientist and Senior Expert Witness, The Associated Science Experts and American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC. 

Former Flood Control Meteorologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Former Air Weather Service Officer, Meteorologist, and Forecaster, U.S. Air Force

Former Assistant Professor of Climatology, California State University, Northridge

 

 

Contact Information  (if no immediate answer, allow at least 5-6 rings, as every call rolls over to Dr. Pyke's cell phone on ring number 3): 

Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc.:  (844) 330-3800.

 Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.:  (844) 330-3600.

The Associated Science Experts:  (888) 786-7696.

American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC:  (800) 843-7246.

FAX:  Call (888) 786-7696 to obtain FAX number.

e-mail:   Call (888) 786-7696 to obtain e-mail address.

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE  RÉSUMÉ,  PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE,  EDUCATION,  and PUBLICATIONS

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For a brief CV and a list of services offered by Dr. Pyke and his companies, go to www.charlesbpykephdservices.com

For a plain black-and-white résumé (standard CV format), telephone (800) 843-7246 for an e-mailed, faxed, or  mailed copy.

 

 

 

 

 

Selected  Meteorological  Fields  of  Specialization  of   Dr. Pyke.  Specific Topics  (Keywords):

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Arizona Haboob Expert Witness.  Arizona Monsoon Expert Witness.  Arizona Weather Expert Witness.  Black Ice Expert Witness.  California Weather Expert Witness.  Cloud Cover Expert Witness.  Dense Fog Expert Witness.  El Niño Expert.  Expert Witness Climatologist.   Expert Witness Meteorologist.  Extreme Rainfall Expert Witness.  Extreme Temperature Expert Witness.  Film Production Weather Forecasts Specialist.  Haboob Expert Witness.  Hail  Expert Witness.  Heat Index Expert Witness.  Idaho Weather Expert Witness.  La Niña Expert.  Las Vegas Flash Flood Expert Witness.  Meteorology Expert Witness.  Microburst Expert Witness.  Monsoon Expert Witness.  Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist.  Nevada Weather Expert Witness.  Ocean Temperature Expert Witness.  Phoenix Haboob Expert Witness.  Precipitation Expert Witness.  Rainfall Expert Witness.  Rainfall Frequency Analysis.  Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist.  Sun Glare Expert Witness.  Utah Weather Expert Witness.  Weather Expert Witness.  Weather Forecasts for Film Production.  Weather Forecasts for Media Events.   Wind Expert Witness.  

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive Résumé (C.V.)

 

 

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES -- METEOROLOGY, CLIMATOLOGY, HYDROMETEOROLOGY, and RELATED SCIENCES:

Forensic Discovery and Expert Witness Testimony  for civil litigation, criminal cases, and insurance claims.  Certified weather data, expert data analysis.

 Management of other expert witnesses and expert data analysts in forensic cases.

Black ice, wet or snow-covered,  ground, roadways, parking lots, or sidewalks -- contributing to slip and fall, vehicular accidents, wrongful death.

Sun glare and related haze or high thin clouds (adding to glare) -- contributing to vehicular accidents -- plus sunrise, sunset, twilight, angles of sun or moon, phase of moon.

Rain, wind, snow, ice, hail, fog, smoke, blowing dust and sand, extreme temperatures, wind chill, drought -- leading to personal injury, structural damage, fire, crop loss, livestock loss.

Floods, mud flows, ground water intrusion, avalanches

Customized Weather Forecasts and Seasonal & Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlooks  for film production, media events, and other applications.

Specialized custom weather forecasts, plus monthly and seasonal weather outlooks, for film production, media events, roofing, construction, agriculture, and wineries.

Clients include construction, roofing, excavation, grading, paving, insurance, agriculture, wineries, and producers of feature films, TV series, and commercials.

Meteorological, Climatic, and Other Scientific Research and Development, education, training, textbooks, documentaries, and other services.

Research projects and studies in meteorology and climatology;  investigation of historical storms and floods; rainfall frequency analysis; HVAC climatic and actuarial tables.

Development of scientific documentaries for television, DVD, and the Internet.*  Preparation of scientific textbooks.*  Public lectures on scientific topics.*  Education and training.*

     * All items offered in English.  Many asterisked items also offered in Spanish.  Some items can be translated into French or selected other languages. 

Corporate Executive Management.  President / CEO, CFO, and Principal Scientist of two corporations:.

Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc., offering design, construction, inspection, repair, and/or replacement of bridges dams, pipelines, malls, schools, and other structures and infrastructure.

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc., offering ocean water desalination, ocean wave & tidal energy, sun-tracking solar panels, small-stream hydroelectric energy, and HAZMAT training. 

For more details of Dr. Pyke's specialties, go to www.charlesbpykephdservices.com for a complete listing of the services of Dr. Pyke's companies and corporations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE,  Forensic Meteorology / Expert Testimony, Weather Forecasting, and Research:

SUMMARY  (details in the boxes below):

Associated Science Experts, LLC  American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC, and  Continental Weather & Earth Sciences, Inc., (1989-present).  Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.,

Forensic Meteorologist, Specialized Weather Forecaster, Seasonal and Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist, and Research Meteorologist and Climatologist.

Forensic Meteorological Discovery and Expert Testimony (hundreds of cases).   Management of other expert witnesses and expert data analysts in hundreds of forensic cases.

Thousands of specialized weather forecasts and long-range outlooks..  Meteorological research.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District , Engineering Division(1971-1990).  Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D., Flood Control Meteorologist (civilian).

Specialized weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks.  Design storms for dam and levee safety.  Remote-telemetry Flood Warning Systems.  Meteorological research and studies.

U.S. Air Force: Air Weather Service, and  Air National Guard (1960-1973).  Captain Charles B. Pyke, Military Weather Officer: Chief Forecaster and Chief Weather Observer.

Formulation of Air Force policies.  Supervision of Air Force weather forecasters.  Military Pilot Weather Briefings. 

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Meteorology (1963-1971).  Charles B. Pyke,  Research Meteorologist, Lecturer, Laboratory Instructor, & Teaching Assistant.

Meteorological and climatic research, including major post-doctoral paper.  Teaching of Meteorology classes, laboratories, and field studies. 

California State University, Northridge,* Department of Geography (1969-1970).  Prof. Charles B. Pyke, Meteorology and Climatology.

Teaching of Meteorology and Climatology classes.

* San Fernando Valley State College prior to June 1971.

 

 

 

CORPORATE,  COMPANY,  GOVERNMENT,  MILITARY, and  UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

 

Recently established corporations include: 

 

 

Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc.  2015 - . 

Founding Partner, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director, and Principal Scientist. 

Structural Integrity Solutions, Inc. can facilitate any structural or infrastructure project in the world, from the smallest to the largest on the planet.

Design, construction, inspection, and repair -- or if necessary, replacement -- of aqueducts, bridges, cell phone towers, chemical plants, dams, factories, highways, hospitals, levees, malls, pipelines, processing plants, refineries, schools, theaters, tunnels, warehouses, and other structures and infrastructure in the U.S. and throughout most of the world.

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.  2015 - .  

Founding Partner, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director, and Principal Scientist. 

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc. can facilitate any environmental, renewable energy, or salt water desalination project in the world.

Self-adjusting, sun-tracking solar panels, plus ocean wave and tidal (surface hydroelectric and undersea tidal currents) energy, plus small-stream hydroelectric energy, as well as geothermal, local wind turbines, and other renewable energy -- in addition to energy research --  in the U.S. and throughout most of the world.

Salt water desalination, environmental impact statements and reports, site assessments, feasibility studies, water budget studies, and other environmental services.  Certified Hazmat Training, scientific instrumentation, flood warning systems, environmental monitoring systems, global warming/cooling climate modeling, environmental research, and other scientific services in the U.S. and throughout most of the world. 

 

 

 

Private company experience, Meteorology and Climatology, includes: 

Associated Science Experts, LLC  2004 - . 

Founder, Owner, Principal Scientist, Senior Expert Witness Meteorologist.  Manager of Other Scientific Expert Witnesses in Forensic Cases.

Hundreds of  Expert Witness Testimony cases, with several dozen involving court trial testimony, and even more involving depositions. (Call (888) 786-7696 for a list of cases.) 

Meteorological, hydrometeorological, and climatological research and studies. 

American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC  (plus predecessor company names) 2004 - .   

Principal Scientist, Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist, and  Senior Expert Witness Meteorologist. 

Numerous Expert Witness cases involving forensic discovery, with many involving court depositions and trial testimony.

Hundreds of specialized weather forecasts, plus numerous seasonal and multi-seasonal weather outlooks.  Meteorological and climatological research and studies.

Continental Weather & Earth Sciences, Inc. (plus predecessor corporate names)  1989-2004. 

President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Principal Scientist, Expert Witness Meteorologist, Leading Forecaster, and Seasonal Outlook Specialist.

Forensic discovery and expert witness testimony in dozens of depositions and court trials.

Thousands of customized weather forecasts, plus many seasonal and multi-seasonal weather outlooks. 

Comprehensive hydroclimatological study of maximum historical storms in the western states, 1994, plus other major research projects and studies.

 

 

 

Government, military, and university  experience  includes: 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District: Reservoir Regulation Section and Hydrologic Engineering Section.

Flood Control Meteorologist (civilian), 1971-1990.

Meteorological expert testimony in court trials.  Design of remote-telemetry flood-warning systems.   Customized weather forecasts and seasonal weather outlooks.

Development of design storms for the safety of dams and levees  Publication of flash flood warning brochures, in English and Spanish, for visitors to flood-prone areas. 

Publication of Sepulveda Dam Water Control Manual and meteorological research on many projects.

Presentation of the above items at public meetings and hearings.

U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard:  Military Air Transport Service and Military Airlift Command, 1960-1973.

Air Weather Service Officer / Weather Forecaster and Chief Forecaster, 1963-1973.

Served stateside on National Guard status during  Vietnam War, 1965-1973.

Formulation of policies for Air Force operations.  Supervision of Air Force weather officers.  Numerous pilot weather briefings.  Many research publications.

Service in Gulfport, MS, August 1969, before, during, and after Hurricane Camille, including support of National Guard disaster operations. 

Air Weather Service Observer and Chief Weather Observer, 1960-1963.  

Served stateside on National Guard status during  Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962.  Served stateside on active duty during  Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962.

Supervision of  Air Force weather observers.  Comprehensive weather observations, with worldwide transmission.  Numerous research publications. 

Forecast assistance to Air Force Weather Officers, briefing pilots flying to Southeast Asia. 

University of California, Los Angeles:  Department of Meteorology (now Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography), 1964-1971.

Laboratory Associate, Lecturer, Teaching Assistant, and Research Assistant.

Lecturer, Laboratory Associate, and Teaching Assistant  in various courses and laboratories in Meteorology.  Numerous research projects.

California State University, Northridge*:  Department of Geography, 1969-1970.

Assistant Professor, Meteorology and Climatology.

Teaching of courses in Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology, and Climatology.

* San Fernando Valley State College prior to June 1971.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION and ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS:

University of California, Los Angeles:  Department of Meteorology  (now Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences).

Degrees:  

Ph.D., Meteorology, 1972,

M.A., Meteorology, 1965  (degree has been granted as M.S. since approx. 1970).

B.A., Meteorology, 1963  (degree has been granted as B.S. since approx. 1970).

Research, and Publications, including Applications to Seasonal Weather Forecasting and the Understanding of Climatic Change:

Research Meteorologist (post-doctoral), 1972-1976, under Dr. Jacob Bjerknes, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology, UCLA, and world-renowned author and founder of modern meteorology.

Pyke, Charles B. 1976:  Effects of Equatorial Pacific Ocean Temperatures on Weather Patterns in the Western and Southern United States.

Pioneering research paper (post-doctoral) on how El Niño and La Niña affect  weather and precipitation patterns from California to Georgia & Florida. 

Comprehensive Multi-Hundred-Page Research Paper published in a major NORPAX compendium, on the reasons that regions from Southern and Central California, eastward to Georgia, experience above normal precipitation from January into April during El Niño years.  Many larger river basins frequently flood.

Major applications to long-range weather forecasting, including  seasonal and multi-seasonal weather outlooks, and to water resources and flood control over large areas of the United States. 

Doctoral Student, 1965-1972, of  Dr. J. Bjerknes, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology, UCLA.   Also studied with, and published a joint research paper under, Dr. William D.. Bonner,  Associate Professor of Meteorology, UCLA.

Pyke, Charles B., 1972:  "Some Meteorological Aspects of the Seasonal Distribution of Precipitation in the Western United States and Baja California."  Doctoral Dissertation, written under Dr. Bjerknes, 1968-1972. 

The month of maximum precipitation in the far western United States progresses southward from November in northwestern Washington to February in Southern California, then jumps back to December in Baja California.  Eastern slopes of major mountain ranges experience more early-season precipitation.  Western slopes at comparable latitudes, more late-season precipitation. 

Significant applications to the understanding of seasonal variations in precipitation west and east of major mountain ranges, to the types and intensities of storms experienced in the western United States, and to quantitative precipitation forecasting in different seasons in various portions of the western U.S.

Pyke, Charles B.,  W.J. Bonner, and R.J. Hickey, 1969.  Research paper, written under Dr. Bonner. 

Analysis of major flood-producing January 1969 storms in Southern California, when satellite charts showed giant plumes of cloudiness streaming northward from the equator directly into Southern California,  greatly enhancing the rainfall in Southern California (up to 55 inches in 11 days along the southern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains, northeast of Los Angeles). 

Major applications to the forecasting of intense western U.S. storms, and to the determination of probable maximum precipitation for the safety of dams, plus standard project storms and 100-year rainfall, as well as to other flood-control studies and operations .

Graduate Student, 1963-1965, of  Dr. J. Bjerknes, Professor of Meteorology, UCLA. 

Pyke, Charles B., 1965.  Master's Thesis on precipitation patterns of California: 

Research into geographic sizes of West Coast storms . . . plus . . . An analysis of the past century and a half of West Coast precipitation shows periods of above and below normal precipitation, for the year as a whole, and for individual months and seasons, each lasting 15 to 30 years.  This turned out to be predecessor research on climatic variations that were later found to be  components of the  Pacific Decadal Oscillation. 

Significant applications to storm forecasting and to quasi-decadal and multi-decadal variations in Pacific storm tracks and long-term rainfall and snowfall conditions throughout the western United States, including short-term climate changes.  

Undergraduate Student, 1956-1957, 1958-1961, and 1962-1963 Meteorology Major.  Physics, Mathematics, Climatology, and Geography Minors.

Pyke, Charles B., 1963:  "On the Role of Air-Sea Interaction in the Development of Cyclones."  Written under Dr. Joanne Malkus  (later  -- and now the late -- Dr. Joanne Simpson), Professor of Meteorology, UCLA.  Paper won national MacElwane Award for original pioneering undergraduate research paper

Oceanic storms centered off the coast of a continent frequently intensify rapidly when cold continental air pours out over warmer ocean water, and thermal energy becomes converted into kinetic energy, increasing the storm's circulation and dynamics, and hence its winds and precipitation. 

This award-winning study, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, January 1964, was featured as their lead paper, with a full-page front cover illustration, depicting the wind and waves of a major storm at sea -- demonstrating the air-sea interaction discussed in this paper. 

Major application to the understanding of the rapid development of oceanic storms when fed by cold air pouring out from land masses, and to the forecasting of intense oceanic storms, including "perfect storm" scenarios.

 

Military Education.

U.S. Air Force:   Advanced Weather Officer Course, 1969.

U.S. Air Force:   Squadron Officer Course, 1963.

U.S. Air Force:   Air Traffic Control Courts, 1961. 

U.S. Air Force:   Meteorological Observations / Weather Mapping Course, 1960.  Winner, American Spirit of Honor Medal.

U.S. Navy:   General Engineering & Sciences, Military Engineering, and special  U.S. Marine Corps  Field Training,  U.S. Naval Academy, 1957-1958.

U.S. Army:   Reserve Officer Training Corps,  General Military Engineering and Training, UCLA, 1956-1957.

 

Preparatory Education.

Beverly Hills High School,  Physical Sciences and Mathematics Majors, 1952-1956:   Honor Graduate.

    Beverly Hills High School received consistent academic and scholastic rankings of No. 1 in the United States during the years 1952-1956.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

Author of hundreds of forensic meteorological and climatic discovery / analysis reports and other studies for litigation and insurance cases1989-present.  

Author of numerous meteorological, climatic, and other research reports for various clients, 1989-present.  Contributing author of dozens of other such reports.

Author or contributing author of hundreds of Situation Reports on storms, floods, earthquakes, and other events, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1971-1990.

Contributing author of dozens of Design Manuals, Environmental Reports, and Water Control Manuals. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1971-1989.

Author of Sepulveda Dam Water Control Manual,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1987.

Author of comprehensive Storm Studies, Parts I and II, August 1951 and September 1970 storms, Arizona,  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1973-1974. 

Author of a number of Air Weather Service manuals and other publications, U.S. Air Force, 1960-1973 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS,  active [a], recent [r], and past [p} include:

American Meteorological Society [a]   Former President, Los Angeles Chapter

American Water Resources Association [r].

Los Angeles Geographical Society [r].

National Weather Association [p].

Air Force Association [p].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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