Techniques in Forensic Meteorology: Man vs. Machine
Thursday, July 19, 3:00pm Eastern
Meteorology has evolved far beyond the local forecast and well into the world of predictive/reconstructive modeling. Let’s learn about the types of information and data that are available to reconstruct past weather conditions and the application of that data to claims investigations. Think how useful it would be to understand wind hazards, hail or lightning from a specific date, time and location, or the rainfall, visibility and road conditions specific to your claim or legal case. Join the August FREE SILA Foundation webinar to learn more about the uses and pitfalls of automated weather algorithm products that are being used frequently in our industry. What are these algorithm products good for and what are their limitations, and at what point during an investigation does it make sense to call in a forensic meteorologist?
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Megan D. Walker, founder and chief meteorologist Blue Skies Meteorological Services, is a certified consulting meteorologist (CCM) who earned her master’s degree in atmospheric science from Purdue University and her bachelor’s degree with honors in physics from the University of Tulsa. Her professional experience spans the disciplines of forensic meteorology, climate and extreme weather research, operational meteorology, sustainability, natural hazards mitigation, and emergency management.
In addition, Megan has taught physics and meteorology at several colleges and universities in northeastern Florida and has presented on the topics of climate change, environmental science, and sustainability to audiences that have ranged from elementary school students to subject-matter experts, from the general public to business, university, and civic leaders.
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