David A Sullivan, Certified Consulting Meteorologist Expert Witness
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air quality, modeling, expert witness, forensic meteorology, airborne exposure, meteorology, risk assessment, exposure assessment, AERMOD, CALPUFF, agriculture, lead, PFAS, PFOA, measurement, odor, noise, deposition, model performance, monitoring


Master of Science in Meteorology, Pennsylvania State University; Bachelor of Science in Meteorology-Oceanography, New York University

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David Sullivan is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (awarded by the American Meteorological Society in 1980) with 47 years of professional experience. His focus is on toxic air pollution including air quality modeling and air quality and meteorological monitoring. He has managed many major air quality studies for the U.S. EPA, including urban-scale studies in multiple urban centers in the U.S. and Eastern Europe, including the study that was conducted by the EPA in West Virginia in response to concerns based on the tragedy in Bhopal, India. Mr. Sullivan directed the U.S. air quality analysis in the first phase of the US Trade & Development Agency’s / US State Department’s “Breathe Easy Jakarta” project. He has been providing expert testimony since being certified in 1980. Mr. Sullivan’s testimony has included industrial airborne emissions from smelters, chemical facilities, the steel industry, pesticide exposures, wood dust exposures, salt drift, exposures associated with waste storage activities, and accident analysis for a toxic dense gas release. Much of his experience has been focused in two areas: (1) the rate of transfer of airborne pollutants, such as heavy metals, pesticides, and PFAS chemicals to produce surface contamination, and (2) the evaluation human exposures associated with agricultural use of pesticides, which includes the conduct of over 50 field trials to compile airborne emission rates to the atmosphere as a function of time, the development of the FEMS air quality modeling system to evaluate agricultural fumigants (approved by the EPA Science Advisory Panel), and refined modeling analysis to account for the variability in emission rates from agricultural fumigants and port fumigation.