Ron Holle is a meteorologist at Global Atmospherics, Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University, and took additional coursework at the University of Miami. He participated in meteorological field programs collecting data in Florida and other locations in the U.S., the Caribbean, and west Africa.
He worked with NOAA research laboratories in Silver Spring, Maryland; Coral Gables, Florida; Boulder, Colorado; and Norman, Oklahoma. He has analyzed cloud-to-ground lightning data from ground-based detection networks as they relate to radar echoes, rainfall, flash floods, and winter weather, as well as developing lightning climatologies over several years.
Ron has also worked extensively in meteorological education issues, particularly those relating to lightning safety and the demographics of lightning victims and damages. He has published 50 formally-reviewed journal papers and book articles, and 170 informal papers.
7 April 2001