A Course in Forensic Meteorology: Effective Communication of Analyses and Conclusions
The spoken word, the written word and graphics all play a key role in effectively communicating ones point. These topics were an underlying theme for this Forensic Meteorology course. Each student was randomly assigned a ‘real life' forensic meteorology case to work on during the entire semester. At the end of the semester the students presented their case to the class through a seminar-format and also were called to the stand in the courtroom to defend their case. These cases ranged from aviation to automobile accidents to hurricanes and tornadoes. Due to the interest in the class, both graduate and undergraduate students were allowed to take the course. Small segments of the student videos as well as an overall presentation of the course will be discussed.