Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.

Forensic  Meteorologist  and  Expert  Witness  for  Court  Trials

Principal Scientist and Primary Expert Witness,  Associated Science Experts, LLC

Primary Expert Witness / Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist, American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC

President / Chief  Executive  Officer  and  Principal  Scientist,  Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.

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

 

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Associated Science Experts, LLC:  (888) 786-7696

American Weather & Earth Sciences, LLC:  (800) 843-7246.  If no answer, call (888) 786-7696.   

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.:  (888) 786-7696.

Personal Business and his fourth company, Symphonic Compositions, LLC: (435) 755-3220.

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PRIMARY  SPECIALTIES -- METEOROLOGY,  CLIMATOLOGY,  ENVIRONMENTAL  SCIENCE,  EDUCATION,  RESEARCH:

 

Forensic Discovery and Expert Witness Testimony  for litigation and criminal cases.   

Totally professional testimony in depositions and court trials -- well prepared, fully confident, and never intimidated by the opposing attorneys.  Opinions are explained in very convincing terms -- completely understood by attorneys, judges, and juries. 

Dr. Pyke is an expert in, among other meteorological items:

Rain, wind, sun glare, blowing dust / sand, dust devils, dense fog, hail, snow, lightning, microbursts, haboobs, black ice, dew, extreme temperatures, and drifting pesticides -- contributing to slip and fall, vehicle accidents, wrongful death, structural damage, and/or agricultural (crop / livestock) losses. 

Customized Weather Forecasts and Multi-Seasonal / Multi-Year Weather Outlooks  for film production, media events, entertainment, roofing, construction, and agriculture.

Meteorological, Environmental, and Other Scientific Research & Development, frequency analysis, education, training, published articles, and other services.

Corporate Executive Management.  President / CEO, Principal Scientist, and Primary Expert Witness,  Environmental Science & Energy, Inc. 

English Language.  Another specialty of Dr. Charles B. Pyke is his meticulous use of absolutely proper wording, sentence structure, punctuation, and spelling, in both writing and speaking.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed Résumé (C.V.) of Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.

Note:  All items are listed in reverse chronological order.  

For a comprehensive résumé of Dr. Pyke, Meteorologist and Environmental Scientist, go to http://www.charlesbpykephd.com.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - Meteorology, Climatology, Environmental Science, Education, Research, Military:

 

 

 

SUMMARY  (details below):

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.  (new corporation, 2015-present).  Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D., President / CEO, Principal Scientist, and Primary Expert Witness.

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.  Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist.  

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

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Meteorology (1963-1975). Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.,  Research Meteorologist,  Lecturer, Laboratory Instructor, Teaching Assistant.

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

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

* known as San Fernando Valley State College prior to June 1971.

 

 

 

CORPORATE, COMPANY, GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, and UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE:

 

Corporate and Private Company Experience -- Meteorology, Climatology, and Environmental Sciences: 

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc.  2015 - .  CURRENTLY ACTIVE CORPORATION.  

Founding Partner, President / CEO, Principal Scientist, and Primary Expert Witness.  Dr. Pyke and Environmental Science & Energy, Inc. offer:

Evapotranspiration projections, environmental services, renewable energy, water budget management, seawater desalination, education, and research.  

Associated Science Experts, LLC  1998 - .   CURRENTLY ACTIVE COMPANY.  

Founder, Owner, Forensic Meteorologist, and Primary Expert Witness. 

Forensic Discovery and Expert Witness Testimony, civil and criminal cases, with depositions and trials:  rain, sun glare, wind, dust, fog, black ice, pesticide drift.

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

Principal Scientist and Primary Expert Witness.  Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist. 

Hundreds of Expert Witness Testimony cases.  Dozens of depositions and court trials.  Thousands of specialized weather forecasts and outlooks.  Publications.  

Forensic Science Experts, LLC  2015-2016.  

Founder, Owner, Forensic Meteorologist, and Primary Expert Witness. 

Forensic Discovery and Expert Witness Testimony in civil and criminal cases, with depositions and trials:  wind, rain, black ice, sun glare, blowing dust, fog.

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

President, CEO, Chairman of the Board, Principal Scientist, Primary Expert Witness, Leading Forecaster; Multi-Seasonal Outlook Specialist.

Thousands of weather forecasts and outlooks.  Expert witness testimony in dozens of trials and depositions.  Major research publications and studies.

 

Government, University, and Military Experience:  Policy, Forecasts, Teaching, Research Publications

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

Flood Control Meteorologist (civilian), 1971-1990.

Specialized weather forecasts and outlooks, design storms for safety of dams and levees, flood-warning systems.  Published research and studies.

University of California, Los Angeles:  Department of Meteorology (now Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography), 1963-1976.

Research Meteorologist, Research Assistant, Lecturer, Laboratory Instructor, and Teaching Assistant.

Included Teaching Assistant for special courses in Meteorology.  Published research and studies.

U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard:  Military Air Transport Service, 1960-1965, and Military Airlift Command, 1966-1973.  Commissioned 1963.

Air Weather Service Officer / Chief Weather Forecaster, 1963-1973.  Air Weather Service Weather Observer / Chief Observer, 1960-1963.  

Formulation of policies for Air Force operations world-wide.  Supervision of Air Force weather officers and observers.  Pilot weather briefings.  Published research.

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

Assistant Professor, Meteorology and Climatology.

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

* known as 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 approximately 1970),  

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

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

Research Meteorologist (post-doctoral), 1972-1975, under Dr. Jacob Bjerknes, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology, UCLA, and world-renowned author and founder of modern meteorology, leading to major pioneering paper published in 1976. .

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. 

Published in a major NORPAX compendium, along with articles by Dr. J. Bjerknes, Dr. J. Namias, and other prominent meteorologists and oceanographers.  

Major applications to seasonal and multi-seasonal weather forecasting, and to water resources and flood control. 

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

The month of maximum precipitation along U.S. west coast progresses southward from November in Washington to February in Southern California, but jumps back to December in Baja California (warmer ocean in late fall SW of Baja California). .Eastern slopes of major mountain ranges receive more early-season precipitation, while western slopes receive more late-season precipitation (seasonal shift in storm wind direction).

Significant applications to seasonal variations in precipitation, and to quantitative precipitation forecasting.

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

In January 1969, satellite charts showed giant plumes of cloudiness streaming north from the equatorial zone, directly into Southern California, producing up to 55 inches of rain in 11 days in mountains northeast of Los Angeles.   

Major applications to forecasting major western U.S. storms, including probable maximum precipitation (for safety of dams) and 100-year rainfall.

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

Pyke, Charles B., 1965.  Master's Thesis on precipitation patterns of California, written and published under Prof. Bjerknes: 

Research into sizes of West Coast storms, plus West Coast precipitation over the past 150 years shows periods of highly anomalous  monthly and seasonal precipitation, lasting 15 to 30 years.  This turned out to be predecessor discovery of major components of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. 

Significant applications to storm forecasting and to short-term climate variations in western U.S. precipitation (not associated with Global Warming / Cooling). 

Undergraduate Student, 1956-1957, 1958-1961, and 1962-1963 Meteorology Major.  Climatology, Physics, Mathematics, 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 pioneering original undergraduate research paper

Oceanic storms off the coast of a continent frequently intensify rapidly when cold air from the continent pours out over warmer ocean water and increases the storm's circulation.  This is seen in the Gulf of Alaska and off the eastern United States, where "nor'easters" develop and rapidly intensify.  

This award-winning study was published as the lead paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, January 1964, with a full-page front cover illustration of wind and waves.

Major application to the forecasting of major oceanic storms, including "perfect storm" scenarios.

 

Military Education.

U.S. Air Force:   Advanced Weather Officer Course, 1969.   Squadron Officer Course, 1963.   Air Traffic Control Course, 1961.

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

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

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

 

Preparatory Education.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

Author of hundreds of meteorological and climatological reports for litigation and insurance cases, plus numerous research reports, 1989-present.

Author of a comprehensive hydroclimatological study of the greatest historical storms in the western United States, 1994.

Author or contributing author of hundreds of Situation Reports on storms, floods, and earthquakes, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1971-1989.

Author of Sepulveda Dam Water Control Manual;  contributing author, numerous research publications, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1971-1989.

Author of comprehensive Storm Studies, for August 1951 and September 1970 Storms, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, 1973-1974. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS  (selected list):  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].s

National Weather Association [p].

Air Force Association [p].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMPOSITIONAL EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

Launch of Symphonic Compositions, LLC, for professional composition and publishing of own original solo, orchestral, religious, and Christmas works, 2016.

Extensive participation in local symphony orchestras, musical productions, and chamber music societies, 1976-2014.

Arrangements and performances of numerous piano accompaniments for choirs of songs, hymns, and Christmas Carols, 1951-present.

Double-bass (string bass) and violoncello (cello) performance, school orchestras, 1950-1952.

Performance, on piano, of several original compositions, including a piano reduction of an original orchestral serenade, to a 1,000-plus audience, 1945.

Composition and arrangements of classical music, religious hymns, and Christmas Carols for piano, vocal solo and choir, and orchestral, 1944-present. 

Singing in school, church, and Federal Government choirs, as choir member and as boy soprano soloist -- later as tenor, baritone, and bass soloist, 1944-present.

Began classical piano, 1941.  Piano lessons and performances, 1945-1958.  High school and university courses in harmony and music appreciation, 1954-1959.

Extensive critical listening to symphonic radio broadcasts and to vast phonograph record and CD collection, 1940-present.  Playing numerous works by ear on piano.

Partial list of compositions completed, awaiting computer scoring and publication, plus compositions in progress:

Concerto #1 for Piano, Harpsichord, and Orchestra (nearly completed)

Rondo on Familiar Minor Themes for Piano and Orchestra (in progress)

The Birds in the Christmas Tree (Christmas Song, with children's chorus as birds -- music completed; lyrics and scoring nearly completed)

The Nutcracker Ballet, Act 3:  The return home (arrangement of Tchaikovsky's orchestral music from Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, and Evgeny Onegin). 

Cheer Up!  The Lord is With You (religious hymn, music and lyrics -- completed in 2006 and sung in church; but not yet formally published)

Have Faith in the Lord (religious hymn, music and lyrics -- completed in 2004 and sung in churches; but not yet formally published) 

Come See the Baby (Christmas Carol, music and lyrics, completed 1979 and sung in churches, but not yet formally published)

Sierra Serenade for Orchestra (depicting a day in Sequoia National Park):  performed on piano in 1945 to 1,000+ audience; complete orchestration in progress.

Birthday Greetings (original melody in counterpoint with the well-known Happy Birthday to You), performed on piano in 1945 to 1,000+ audience (to be published).

Christmas Eve Bells (Christmas Carol, music completed, lyrics in middle stages of composition)

Concerto #2 for Piano, Harpsichord, and Orchestra (in early stages of composition)

Symphony #1 for Orchestra (in early stages of composition)  

Quartet for Baroque Ensemble (in the style of Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi -- in conceptual stage) 

Preludes (24) for Piano (in the style of composers from Bach to Shostakovich -- in conceptual stage)

More than 300 additional composition fragments, awaiting integration into full-scale compositions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone contact  for Dr. Pyke:  (888) 786-7696 Alternate (800) 843-7246:  Expert Witness, Environmental, Energy, and Water Resources Services.    

Telephone  (435) 755-3220 for  Personal Business, including his fourth company, Symphonic Compositions, LLC.

 

 

 

 

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