Tim Hall, CCM

Tim Hall

Tim Hall is strategist, analytical thought leader and consulting meteorologist with a diverse background in government and private industry. Currently he is an executive at The Aerospace Corporation and an Air Force veteran. Tim served 14 years on active duty and retired with 21 years of total service as a Lt. Colonel in 2013. He has consulted privately in forensic meterology and weather forecasting since 2008.

Following his commissioning through Air Force ROTC in May 1992, Tim entered active duty as a weather officer. His military assignments ranged from operational weather forecasting to acquisition program management. From 2000 to 2003 he served as Officer-in-Charge of the Joint Presidential Weather Support Unit, directing a team that provided global forecast services to the White House Military Office and Marine One. In 2006, he transitioned to the Air Force Reserve and started his private sector career as a project engineer by The Aerospace Corporation. Currently, he serves as Principle Director of Aerospace's Enviornmental Remote Sensing Directorate. In this executive position, he leads more 40 engineers and scientists responsible to provide expert technical advice and assistance to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Tim Hall's expertise includes applied climatology, forensic meteorological analysis, weather satellitesy, analysis and forecasting, predictive learning (i.e., artificial intelligence), and weather risk management. He has diverse interests and has has published papers on space policy, environmental intelligence and national security. He holds a B.S. in Meteorology (1992) from The Pennsylvania State University, and a M.S. in Atmospheric Science (1997) from Colorado State University. He is an active member of The American Meteorological Society (AMS), The National Weather Association (NWA), and Association for Certified Consulting Meteorologists (ACM). From 2015 to 2019 he served AMS Board for Certified Consulting Meteorologists, chairing it from January 2018-January 2019. He served on the Associaton for Certified Meterologists (ACM) Board of Directors from 2012-2015 and returned to a second term from 2018 to 2022. He has been elected President of ACM for a two-year term that will start in June 2019. From 2010 to 2013, Tim served on the AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists. In 2013 he was the private sector representative on AMS's ad hoc committee chartered to update the AMS's policy on full and open access to environmental data. In the NWA, Tim has served on the Remote Sensing Committee since 2018. He earned his CCM credential (#641) in February 2008.

Since 1957, the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has awarded the designation of Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) to individuals who have demonstrated to a Board of their peers that they possess the technical knowledge, experience, and character to professionally and competently serve the public as meteorological subject matter experts. The primary purpose of the program is to enable users of meteorological services to select consultants with the confidence that they will receive high quality, authoritative and ethical professional counsel.

The CCM program is a public service administered by the AMS. The essential attributes of a CCM are a specialized knowledge combined a broad background, an ingrained concept of service, and a clear and unwavering adherence to the rules of professional conduct. The program includes a mandatory continued professional development component to ensure that active CCMs maintain currency in the rapidly evolving disciplines of the atmospheric sciences.

In his spare time Tim is a storm spotter for the National Weather Service through its Skywarn program and provides observations as part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRAHS) Network.

Publications and Presentations

Hall, T.J., 2019: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, A Forensic Meteorological Analysis. Seventeenth History Symposium, Phoenix, AZ.

Hall, T.J., and M. Kicza, 2018: An Organic Act for NOAA to Formalize Its Purpose and Authorities, Issue Brief. The Aerospace Corporation. Available at: https://aerospace.org/sites/default/files/2018-08/Hall-Kicza_Organic%20Act_08082018.pdf

Hall, T.J., T. Adang, and K. B. Kreitman, 2015: Environmental Intelligence, Actionable Information for Decision Makers. Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise, New Orleans, LA.

Hall, T.J., C. N. Mutchler, G. J. Bloy, R. N. Thessin, S. K. Gaffney, and J. J. Lareau, 2011: Performance of observation-based prediction algorithms for very short-range, probabilistic clear-sky condition forecasting. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 50(1), 3-19.

Hall, T.J., R. N. Thessin, G. J. Bloy, and C. N. Mutchler, 2010: Analog sky condition forecasting based on a k-nn algorithm. Weather and Forecasting, 25, 1463-1478.

Hall, T.J., C. N. Mutchler, G. J. Bloy, R. N. Thessin S. K. Gaffney, and J. J. Lareau, 2010: Comparison of artificial intelligence and statistical techniques for probabilistic forecasting of sky c ondition. 8th Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications to the Environmental Sciences, Atlanta, GA.

Hall, T.J., and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1999: The Diurnal Cycle of West Pacific Deep Convection and its Relation to the Spatial and Temporal Variation of Tropical MCSs. Journal of Atmospheric Science, 56, 3401-3415.

Hall, T.J., D.L Reinke, and T. H. Vonder Haar, 1998: Forecasting Applications of High-Resolution Satellite Cloud Composite Climatologies. Weather and Forecasting, 13, 16-23.