Ronald L. Holle

Research meteorologist
Mesoscale Research and Applications Division
National Severe Storms Laboratory
Norman, Oklahoma
National Severe Storms Laboratory
1313 Halley Circle
Norman, OK 73069
Telephone : (405) 366-0516
Fax: (405) 366-0472

Mr. Holle received B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1964 and 1966 in meteorology from Florida State University, and took additional course work at the University of Miami. He has worked with NOAA's Environmental Research Laboratories in Silver Spring, Maryland (1966-1967), Coral Gables, Florida (1967-1980), Boulder, Colorado (1980-1992), and Norman, Oklahoma (1992-present).

Principal areas of research have included meteorological studies of cloud-to-ground lightning, mesoscale cloud organization and interaction, and photographic analysis of convective clouds. He participated in field programs in the plains states studying mesoscale convective systems, as well as the FACE (Florida), BOMEX (Caribbean), and GATE (West Africa) field programs. He studied GATE photos at the University of Virginia, was scientific editor of the World Meteorological Organization's International Cloud Atlas, co-rapporteur for the WMO on lightning detection by real-time networks, and served two terms on the Committee on Atmospheric Electricity of the American Meteorological Society. He has published 45 refereed papers and book articles, and 125 conference papers, technical and informal reports, and other papers.