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WEATHER EXPERT EXPLAINS ROLE IN SOLVING CRIMES

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Posted on October 27, 2010

Event Details
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Nov. 11
Room 110 – Eberly Science and Technology Center

Forensic meteorologist Dr. John R. Scala will discuss how weather and forensics can help answer questions in court cases that involve questionable death, personal injury or storm-related damage.

He will present “Forensic Meteorology: A Litigatory Assistant of Surprising Importance” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in Room 110 of the Eberly Science and Technology Center.

The talk is free and open to the Cal U community and to the public.

Scala is a broadcast meteorologist with WGAL-TV, an NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pa. He also is a private consultant who prepares expert opinions in criminal and civil court cases.

A past president and current councilor of the National Weather Association, Scala held a tenure-track faculty position at Millersville University of Pennsylvania from 2002-2005. He also served as the associate director of Millersville's Center for Disaster Research and Education. 

The Weather Channel employed Scala as a meteorology training coordinator from 1998-2002, and he was the station’s first on-camera storm analyst.