Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D.

Forensic  Meteorologist  and  Expert  Witness  for  Court  Trials 

Founder, Principal Scientist, and Primary Expert Witness of The Associated Science Experts

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

Consultant to Other Meteorological Companies;  Owner and Principal of Symphonic Compositions, LLC




 Specialties     Professional Experience     Education /  Academic Publications     Additional Publications      Professional Memberships 

Contact Information  (if no immediate answer, allow at least 5-6 rings, as every (888) call rolls over to Dr. Pyke's cell phone on ring number 3): 

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

Environmental Science & Energy, Inc. and Other Scientific Businesses:  (435) 755-3220.

Personal Businesses and Symphonic Compositions, LLC:  (435) 755-7651.

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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. 

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.   

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




SUMMARY  (details below):

Current and Recent:

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

Various corporations, private companies, and organizations  (1989-present).  Charles B. Pyke, Ph.D., Forensic Meteorologist. 

Founder / Principal Scientist of The Associated Science Experts, a small group of Expert Witnesses in Meteorology, Hydrology, and other sciences  (1989-present).

Forensic Meteorologist and Expert Witness, with Testimony in dozens of Depositions and Court Trials  (1989-present).  

Meteorologist and Climatologist:  Research & Development, and  Studies, 1989-present. 

Specialized Weather Forecaster and Seasonal / Multi-Seasonal Weather Outlook Specialist  (1989-2016).  

Meteorologist, Hydrometeorologist, and Hydroclimatologist of The Hydrometeorology Associates, 2004-2014.

Prior to 1990:

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

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

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

California State University, Northridge,*  Department of Geography.  Professor Charles B. Pyke, Meteorology and Climatology.

* formerly known as San Fernando Valley State College.






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:

New item:  Latest-technology, highly affordable, remote-reading, compact  Hydrogeophysical Instrument Packages for many applications -- world-wide. 

New item:  Evapotranspiration, sublimation, and solar radiation measurements, monitoring, modeling, projections, and research -- world-wide.

New item:  Research (including water and air pollution in India and China), and studies (some to be published) -- world-wide. 

Environmental site assessments, especially assessments in support of renewable energy projects.  Wind / solar farm site evaluation, EIS, EIR, feasibility studies.

High-efficiency solar panels, small-stream hydroelectric energy;  ocean wave energy; plus other renewable energy.

Water budget management; ocean water desalination for California, India, and elsewhere.

Certified HAZMAT training.  Online scientific education and documentaries.  In English, Spanish, or other languages.

The Associated Science Experts  A Small Group of Expert Witness Meteorologists, Hydrologists, and Other Scientists.  1998 - .   CURRENTLY ACTIVE.

Founder, Principal Scientist, Forensic Meteorologist, and Primary Expert Witness.  Consultant to several scientific companies. 

Forensic discovery and expert witness testimony, with dozens of depositions and trials:  rain, floods, sun glare, wind, dust, dense fog, black ice, pesticide drift.

Meteorological and climatic research and studies.  Some research papers and studies published. 

Hundreds of specialized weather forecasts and seasonal & multi-seasonal weather outlooks for film production and other applications (2004-2016). 

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

Founder, 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, Publications  (all prior to 1990).

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

Flood Control Meteorologist (civilian).

Design storms for safety of dams and levees.  Flood-warning systems.  Specialized weather forecasts and outlooks.  Published research and studies.

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

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 and Military Airlift Command.

Air Weather Service Officer / Chief Weather Forecaster, preceded by Air Weather Service Weather Observer / Chief Observer.  

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.

Assistant Professor, Meteorology and Climatology.

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

* known as San Fernando Valley State College when Charles B. Pyke was an Assistant Professor there.










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


Ph.D., Meteorology,  

M.A., Meteorology  (degree has been granted as M.S. in subsequent years, and today),  

B.A., Meteorology (degree has been granted as B.S. in subsequent years, and today).

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

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

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

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:  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 of  Dr. J. Bjerknes, Professor of Meteorology, UCLA. 

Pyke, Charles B.  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 Meteorology Major.  Climatology, Physics, Mathematics, and Geography Minors.

Pyke, Charles B.  "On the Role of Air-Sea Interaction in the Development of Cyclones."  Written under Dr. Joanne Simpson (Dr. Joanne Malkus at the time), 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, 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,  Squadron Officer Course, and Air Traffic Control Course.

U.S. Air Force:   Aviation Meteorological Observations / Weather Mapping Course.  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.

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


Preparatory Education.

Beverly Hills High School,  Physical Sciences and Mathematics Majors.   Honor Graduate.

    Beverly Hills High School received consistent scholastic and academic ratings of No. 1 in the United States during the years that Charles B. Pyke attended.








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

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

Prior to 1990:

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

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

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

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






PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS  (selected list):  active [a], life member [l], 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].








ADDITIONAL EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:  Go to Dr. Pyke's  Personal Business  page.






Telephone contacts  for Dr. Pyke: 

(888) 786-7696  Forensic Discovery and Expert Witness Testimony and The Associated Science Experts.

(435) 755-3220  Environmental, Energy, and Water Resources Services;  Other Scientific Business.    

(435) 755-7651  Personal Businesses and Symphonic Compositions, LLC.





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