Dr. Lee is an expert in determining weather conditions at a particular time and location, how weather and ambient conditions affect human vision, and how weather events affect other incidents such as property damage and public gatherings. Dr. Lee has been a research professor at the US Naval Academy since 1991.
Raymond L. Lee, Jr., Ph.D. is an expert in assessing site-specific weather history, visibility under different lighting and weather conditions, including cases that involve rain, snow, fog, and nighttime street lighting, as well as those where glare from sunlight or headlights is at issue. He routinely applies his expertise to vehicle collisions, including those involving pedestrians, and to pedestrian slips, trips, and falls. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in forensic meteorology and can draw on a wide range of government and private weather records as part of his investigation of your case.
Dr. Lee has engaged in meteorological research and education for over 40 years, including his tenure as a research professor in the Mathematics & Science Division at the U. S. Naval Academy. He has been awarded seven highly competitive grants from the National Science Foundation. He has testified nationally and has researched and written more than 120 technical reports for both civil and criminal cases during the past 19 years. He is a member of the American Meteorological Society, the Illuminating Engineering Society, and the Optical Society of America.
Dr. Lee is regularly retained to investigate a broad range of injuries and damage claims related to adverse weather and human vision. Topics representative of his casework include:
Associate1992 to present
Provide technical investigations, analyses, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of litigation involving issues of object visibility, lighting, and meteorology
Research Professor1991 to present
Postdoctoral Researcher1989 to 1991
Graduate Lecturer and Teaching Assistant1980 to 1988
“Green icebergs: A problem in geophysics and atmospheric optics.” Two remote sensing techniques show that bottle-green icebergs need not be caused by extrinsic colorants. Instead, intrinsically blue-green ice containing a few black or gray scatterers can generate the greens observed, and these greens are especially vivid when the ice is illuminated by reddened sunlight.