Ronald L. Holle is a meteorological consultant in Oro Valley, Ariz. He has worked extensively in meteorological education issues, particularly lightning safety and the demographics of lightning victims. He has authored or co-authored 80 formally reviewed journal papers, 19 books and book chapters and 344 informal papers. He worked for NOAA research laboratories in Norman, Okla.; Boulder, Colo.; Coral Gables, Fla., and Silver Spring, Md., and is currently a consultant to Vaisala in Tucson, Ariz. He has analyzed cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning data from ground-based detection networks as they relate to radar echoes, rainfall, flash floods and winter weather, as well as compiling lightning climatologies. He participated in meteorological field programs in the USA, Caribbean and West Africa. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in meteorology from Florida State University and took additional coursework at the University of Miami. Since 2002, Mr. Holle has been on scientific organizing committees for the International Lightning Detection Conferences and International Lightning Meteorology Conferences in Tucson, Ariz.; Helsinki; Orlando, Fla.; Broomfield, Colo.; San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network. He was awarded the STAC Outstanding Service Award of the American Meteorological Society in 2019, elected a fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009, and received the Dr. T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award from the National Weather Association in 2008. "Flashes of Brilliance" is his 19th book or book chapter.
Awards: Elected as Fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2009. Dr. T. Theodore Fujita Research Achievement Award from the National Weather Association in 2008.
Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan