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The primary role of James Duke Meteorology is in litigation support; I have provided weather analysis and interpretation for a diverse set of climates across the United States - from the Florida Keys to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf Coast to Plymouth Rock.  From that research and analysis has come recommendations and reports based on expert insight and experience.
 
Major clients have included the United States of America, a major petroleum exploration corporation, an aircraft manufacturer; a waste removal corporation, and a national grocery chain in addition to law firms in the greater Memphis area.
 
Academic Background
Graduate of Northern Illinois University; Post Graduate course work - Penn. State University and the University of Oklahoma
Numerous professional schools, seminars, and specialized training including:
Interpretation of weather radar (Doppler and conventional)
Advanced Weather Prediction Techniques
Storm Damage Assessment
Certified in interpretation and application of weather radar
Operational hydrology
Analysis of weather satellite imagery
Severe convective storm analysis and forecasting
Aviation weather observations
Federally certified for weather observations
Aviation pilot weather services
Advanced weather analysis and forecasting techniques
 
Professional Employment History
Owner, James Duke, Meteorology; 2005 - Present
Meteorologist in Charge, National Weather Service Memphis, TN; 1996 - 2005
Operations Manager NWS Memphis, TN: 1986 - 1996
Regional Aviation Meteorologist, NWS Southern Region, Fort Worth, TX; 1983-1986
Senior Forecaster, NWS Atlanta, GA; 1980 - 1983
Air Route Traffic Control Center Resource Meteorologist, FAA Atlanta, GA; 1978 - 1980
Forecaster, NWS Cheyenne, WY; 1975 - 1978
Intern and Forecaster, NWS, Indianapolis, IN; 1970 - 1975
 
Professional Membership and honors:
Member:American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association
Federal Executive Association’s Federal Employee of the Year award
U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal
U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal
U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal
Numerous National Weather Service Performance Achievement Awards
Safety Counselor for the Federal Aviation Administration
 
 
Expert Weather Analysis & Testimony
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