GEO Associates

Forensic Geosciences Litigation Support Services

Forensic Geology, Geophysics, Hydrology and Meteorology Litigation Support
Weather Event Re-Construction Expert Witness Testimony
Groundwater Modeling and Air Quality Modeling Expert Testimony

 

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 When the Weather is a Problem or
Toxic Spills/Hazardous Releases Occur
Contact GEO Associates



Houston, Texas Office
Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Certified Consulting Forensic Geoscientist
Expert Witness Testimony


GEO Associates
P.O. Box 70
Dayton, Texas  77535-0070
Office:  936-257-1633
Cell:     713-301-0242
Fax:     936-258-4237

Email: mitchelldl@geoassociates.net
Email: mitchelldl@metassociates.net

Forensic Geosciences Web Site: www.geoassociates.net
Forensic Meteorology Web Site: www.metassociates.net
  
 
 
Contact GEO Associates
For Industrial Groundwater Pollution and Air Pollution

Groundwater Pollution Transport and Toxic Tort


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Groundwater Pollution Modeling and Accidental Spills Analysis


 
Air Pollution Meteorology and Toxic Tort

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Air Quality Computer Modeling/Air Dispersion Analysis/Hazardous Plume Releases



Contact GEO Associates
For Environmental Incidents Related to Weather Conditions and
Insurance Industry Services
Including the Meteorological Re-Construction of Severe Weather Events


 
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Severe Weather Events


Forensic Meteorology
Insurance Industry Litigation Services
For Weather Event Re-Construction and Force Majeure Cases




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Unusual Weather Phenomenon




Contact GEO Associates
For Geosciences Modeling of Air Pollution and Groundwater Pollution



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Aquifer Pollution Modeling and Accidental Spills Analysis


  
Forensic Geosciences and Modeling Specialists
Insurance Industry Litigation Services
For Industrial Pollution and Toxic Tort Cases


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Air Dispersion Modeling of Hazardous Releases





GEO Associates
Litigation Consulting/Expert Witness Testimony/Pollution and Toxic Tort Cases

GEO Associates provides litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant) that involve Groundwater Pollution and Data Analysis, Forensic Geology and Geophysics, Hydrology Modeling, and Forensic Meteorology including Weather Event Re-Construction and Force Majeure cases.  GEO  Associates can assist attorneys and insurance claim professionals in obtaining, analyzing, modeling, and interpreting the correct geophysical/geological and meteorological data for their case.  Specializing in Industrial Air Pollution and Groundwater Contamination cases, GEO Associates uses the latest approved Regulatory EPA and USGS numerical modeling software to map the concentration levels and transport of air and groundwater pollutants.  GEO Associates numerical modeling expertise, combined with their advanced knowledge of meteorological, geophysical and geological data gathering and processing, provides strong support to the attorney and client for cases involving Air Pollution, Reduced Visibility, Severe Storms, Groundwater Contamination, Flooding, Wind Damage and Hazardous Material Spills and Releases to Air and/or  Water, which result in accidents, contamination of aquifers, toxic air, property damage, personal injury and death.
 




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                                     Fluid Migration near a Gulf Coast Salt Dome             Calibrated Radar Image for Rainfall Totals
 



GEO Associates
Professional Services
Forensic Geosciences Litigation Services



Forensic Meteorology Services

Forensic Meteorology Services for the Legal Profession
Industrial Air Pollution Expert Witness
Toxic Tort Strategy for Plaintiff or Defense/Environmental Air Pollution
Insurance Industry Services including Meteorological Re-Construction of Weather Events
Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Consulting/Air Pollution Meteorology
Air Quality Computer Modeling/Air Dispersion Analysis/Hazardous Plume Releases
Meteorological Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis (Domestic and International)
Aviation Meteorology/Visibility Studies/Wind Analysis
Observational Field Programs/Air Sampling/Air Quality
Atmospheric Dynamics and Severe Storm Analysis
Climate Studies/Weather Patterns/Flooding
Short Range and Long Range Weather Forecasting
Visibility/Ground Level Fog
Force Majeure Cases and Unusual Weather Phenomena
Historical Climate and Weather Analysis/Tropical Storm Occurrences
Class Action Toxic Tort Cases


 
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Severe Storm Event - Texas Gulf Coast Radar
 

 
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Severe Storm Event - Visible Satellite Imagery
 



Forensic Geosciences Services

Forensic Geology and Geophysical Services for the Legal Profession
Industrial Groundwater Pollution Expert Witness
Toxic Tort Strategy for Plaintiff or Defense/Environmental Surface and Groundwater Pollution
Insurance Industry Services including the Mapping of Surface and Groundwater Contamination
Expert Witness Testimony/Litigation Consulting/Forensic Hydrology
Groundwater Computer Modeling/Aquifer Systems Analysis/Hazardous Spill Releases
Geological and Geophysical Data Acquisition, Processing and Analysis (Domestic and International)
Geological and Geophysical Mapping of Reservoirs
Observational Field Programs/Reflection and Refraction Seismology
Forensic Seismology/Passive and Non Intrusive Seismic Investigations
Forensic Analysis of Oil and Gas Operations and Operator Performance
Independent Analysis of Oil and Gas Reserves
Expert Analysis of Oil and Gas Properties
Marine and Land Seismic Operations (Domestic and International)
Value Analysis of Proprietary Geophysical and Geological Data
2D and 3D Reflection Seismology Modeling and Analysis
Fluid Dynamics and Reservoir Analysis
Toxic Fluid Migration
Class Action, Toxic Tort  and Force Majeure Cases



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Reservoir Fluid  Slice - Salt Dome




GEO Associates
Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Certified Consulting Geoscientist
 Consulting Forensic Geoscientist/Meteorologist
Licensed Geophysicist State of Texas


  
 
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Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Consulting Forensic Geoscientist/Meteorologist
Weather Events, Air and Groundwater Pollution Expert Witness
 



Summary of Qualifications

Dr. David L. Mitchell is an authority on the numerical modeling of geophysical and atmospheric data with a Doctorate in Meteorology from Purdue University .  Dr. Mitchell has over 28 years of technical modeling experience in industry and consulting.  His business experience includes various research, project management and technical consulting positions with Conoco, Getty Oil Company, Texaco, Tenneco, British Petroleum, Leviathan Gas Pipeline LLP and IBM Corporation.  Dr Mitchell has extensive knowledge of Forensic Meteorology and has published his research results on the modeling of atmospheric stability and convection.  Dr. Mitchell is an expert in the field of Air Pollution Meteorology and Groundwater Pollution Modeling with over 28 years of experience with projects and litigation cases requiring the mathematical modeling of wave propagation in porous elastic media, geophysical and geological 2D and 3D reservoir modeling, atmospheric fluid dynamics and air dispersion modeling.  Dr. Mitchell is a Licensed Geophysicist in the State of Texas, Certified by the Texas State Board of Geoscientists and is an expert in the areas of Geophysical Modeling and Geological Modeling for the characterization of reservoirs and the migration of fluids. He is an expert in the field of reservoir characterization and modeling with extensive knowledge of groundwater modeling techniques and the transport of contaminants within aquifer systems.  He has extensive litigation experience with the Forensic Geosciences and has provided forensic litigation support for criminal and civil investigations and insurance cases involving accidents, release of toxic pollutants, personal injury and property damage. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the American Meteorological Society , the  Air and Waste Management Association, and the National Association of Environmental Professionals.   Dr. Mitchell is also an Associate Member of the American Bar Association with affiliation with the Litigation Division and is a Certified Geophysicist and a Licensed Professional Geoscientist .
 

Degrees
Ph.D., Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Purdue University, 1976
M.S., Physics, Purdue University, 1974
B.S., Physics and Mathematics (Dean's Distinguished List, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors), Baylor University, 1972


Dissertation

A Theoretical Investigation of Atmospheric Convective Modes as a Function of Rayleigh Number, Prandtl Number and Eddy Anisotropy ; 1977, Meteor. Soc. Japan, Vol. 55, No. 4, 341 - 363.
  


Certification and Honors:
Certified Professional Geophysicist, AAPG Certification #26
Licensed Geophysicist, Texas State Board of Professional Geoscientists License #1330

Associate of the Scientific Research Society of North America
Sigma Pi Sigma , National Physics Honors Society
Distinguished Expert, National Forensic Center
Who's Who in the South and Southwest - 1981
Member - American Meteorological Society


 

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GEO Associates
Litigation Support and Consulting Experience

GEO Associates has provided technical support and expert testimony on issues of scientific data and mathematical modeling to the Petroleum Industry, the Insurance Industry and the Legal Profession in the area of Forensic Geosciences.  Forensic Meteorology litigation cases include providing expert witness support and testimony for Meteorological Data Analysis, Air Pollution Analysis and Modeling and Weather Event Re-Construction cases both Domestic and International.  Forensic Geosciences litigation cases include groundwater modeling and analysis and reservoir characterization for the migration of fluids.  Litigation support services and expert witness testimony for civil and criminal investigations and insurance industry cases (both plaintiff and defendant)  involve Groundwater Pollution and Data Analysis, Forensic Geology and Geophysics, Hydrology Modeling, and Forensic Meteorology including Air Quality, Weather Event Re-Construction and Force Majeure cases. 
 

Litigation Case examples include:

1)  Multiple cases involving Air Dispersion Modeling of Chemical Pollutants/Particulate Matter and Weather Wind Profile analysis in defense of  petrochemical facilities being sued by surrounding neighborhoods due to Hazardous Chemical Releases.

2)  Weather Pattern Re-Construction and analysis of Historical Rainfall data in an urban setting in defense of commercial building owner being sued due to Flooding occurrences resulting in property damage.

3)  Re-construction of Weather Conditions and Wind data related to the occurrence of Dense Ground Fog and Reduced Visibility conditions resulting in a major, Multi-Vehicle Freeway Accident and personal injury.

4)  Historical Wind Data analysis and Air Quality Modeling in support of a Class Action suit brought by a rural subdivision downwind of a polluting industrial complex.

5)  Numerous Forensic Meteorology cases involving Force Majeure and the Re-Construction of Weather Conditions occurring at the time of an Accident, or Criminal Action.  

6)  Modeling and Analysis for multiple cases involving Leaking Railway Cars and Industrial Tanks creating Hazardous Spills and Releases of Hazardous Pollutants to both Air and Aquifers.

7)  Numerous cases requiring Air Dispersion Modeling Analysis to determine concentration levels of Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5) during industrial operations and accidents.

Litigation Case List and References Provided Upon Request


Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D.


Business Experience

1976 - 1978                Conoco, Inc., Research Scientist

1978 - 1984                Getty Oil Company/Texaco, Research Department Manager

1984 - 1988                Tenneco Oil Company, Senior Specialist

1988 - 1992                British Petroleum Company, Senior Staff Specialist

1992 - Present            GEO Associates/MET Associates,
                                    Managing Director and Consulting Forensic Geoscientist/Meteorologist                                                                        

 


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Professional Affiliations

 
American Meteorological Society
 
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
 
National Association of Environmental Professionals
 
Air and Waste Management Association
 
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
 
Scientific Research Society of North America
 
National Physics Honor Society
 
American Bar Association,  Associate Member Litigation Division
 
 


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Typhoon DINAH



Contact Us


Whether your case or project requires technical models of air or groundwater hazardous toxic releases, or you need expert witness testimony on weather related incidents and accidents, let the Forensic Geosciences and Forensic Meteorology professionals at GEO Associates assist you in translating complex technical and scientific issues and empirical data into information that is useful to the court, your client and your case.  Please contact Dr. David L. Mitchell in Houston, Texas for a technical review of your case.


Houston, Texas Office

Dr. David L. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Consulting Forensic Geoscientist/Meteorologist
GEO Associates
P.O. Box 70
Dayton, Texas  77535-0070

 
(936) 257-1633
or
(713) 301-0242

 
Email:  mitchelldl@geoassociates.net
or
Email:  mitchelldl@metassociates.net

 
Forensic Geosciences Web Site:   www.geoassociates.net
 
Forensic Meteorology Web Site:   www.metassociates.net
 
 
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