Forensic meteorology is a subdiscipline within the Atmospheric Sciences. It’s the science of reconstructing weather conditions at a particular location at a particular time. The work of forensic meteorologists is often needed to establish certain facts in court cases, for example. The meteorologist can testify as an expert about weather conditions that are relevant to the case and can even help determine the outcome of the trial. On today’s episode of Weather Break, we learn more about careers in forensic meteorology and the kind of work that these scientists do.
For more information about careers in meteorology, we always recommend starting with this document provided by the American Meteorological Society.