Ron Holle is a meteorological consultant in Oro Valley, Arizona. Ron has worked extensively in meteorological education issues, particularly those relating to lightning safety and the demographics of lightning victims and damages and is recognized as the world expert on the demographics of lightning injury. 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 has authored or co-authored 78 formally reviewed journal papers, 19 books and book chapters, and 338 informal papers. He worked with NOAA research laboratories in Norman, Oklahoma, Boulder, Colorado, Coral Gables, Florida, and Silver Spring, Maryland as well as more recently with Vaisala in Tucson. He has analysed cloud-to-ground and cloud lightning data from ground-based detection networks as they relate to various meteorological phenomena. He participated in meteorological field programs in Florida, the Caribbean, and West Africa. Mr. Holle served on the scientific organizing committees of the International Lightning Detection Conferences and International Lightning Meteorology Conferences from 2002 through 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the African Centres for Lightning & Electromagnetics Network. He was awarded the STAC Outstanding Service Award of the American Meteorological Society in 2018, 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.
A short interview with Ron