Summary of Qualifications
Mr. Risch is a professional meteorologist with thirty eight years of experience in providing weather related data and forecasts to governments, industry and private companies. In addition to multi-year ongoing weather forecasting projects, including forecasting for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for over a decade, he provided forecasting services for several Olympic venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics. He also provided go/no go forecasting during tests of the rocket motors used by NASA for the shuttle era and continues this work during static tests on future rocket motor transport systems. For several years he has prepared forecasts and worked on significant research associated with high ozone events during the winter months in the oil and gas fields in western Wyoming. Throughout his career, Mr. Risch works closely with clients in providing accurate forecast and climatological weather data that is specific to their needs.
Litigation Support Experience
Since 2002, Mr. Risch has provided technical support and expert testimony for legal issues associated with severe weather events such as flooding, high winds, and other hazardous weather conditions. His forensic weather services include researching past weather conditions and providing specific information on those events that may have affected the client’s interests. Additionally he provides deposition testimony and detailed expert opinion reports.
Degrees / Certifications
B.S., Meteorology, Montana State University in 1978
Certified Consulting Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society in 1998