Ryan Wade

Lecturer, Atmospheric and Earth Science


301 Sparkman Drive
Room 120
Huntsville, AL 35899
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Ryan Wade's Curriculum Vitae


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Science. The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Master of Science in Atmospheric Science. The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Graduation Date: August 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Minor: Mathematics Graduation Date: May 2009

Honors & Awards

  • South Alabama College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2009)
  • Graduate Assistantship, Mississippi State University
  • Member of the Year, East Mississippi Chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association
  • Officer (Secretary), Huntsville Chapter of the AMS & NWA
  • President, East Mississippi Chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association, 2001/2002


  • American Meteorological Society
  • National Weather Association
  • Huntsville Chapter of the AMS/NWA
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville AMS Chapter
  • Association of American Geographers Southeastern Division (SEDAAG)
  • Central Gulf Coast Chapter of the NWA
  • University of South Alabama AMS Chapter
  • Founder of the Southeast Severe Storms Symposium at Mississippi State University
  • Advisor to the University of South Alabama Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
  • Founder and advisor to the Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium

Recent Publications

  • Murphy T. A., R. Wade, and B. C. Carcione 2016: Observations and operational considerations of the 4 June 2013 radar chaff event in northern Alabama. J. Operational Meteor., 4 (3), 34-45, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15191/nwajom.2016.0403.

  • Knupp, K.R., et al, (including R. Wade) 2014: Meteorological Overview of the Devastating 27 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95, 1041-1062.

  • Murphy T. A., R. A. Wade, T.A. Coleman, K.R. Knupp, 2014: Observations and analysis of wave-like reflectivity segments interacting with a quasi-linear convective system. Submitted - Monthly Weather Review.

  • Blackwell, K.G., J. Holmes, R. Wade, and S. K. Kimball, (2006): Collapsing Precipitation Cores in Open-Eyewall Hurricanes at Landfall. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 87, 1310.

Affiliate Faculty

  • Dr. Arastoo Biazar
  • Dr. Monte Bateman
  • Dr. Dan Cecil
  • Dr. Hugh Christian
  • Dr. Tim Coleman
  • Dr. Eugene Crawford
  • Dr. Richard Ferrare
  • Mr. Burgess Howell
  • Mr. Daniel Irwin
  • Dr. Gary Jedlovec
  • Dr. Timothy Lang
  • Dr. Xiong Liu
  • Dr. Eugene McCaul
  • Dr. Walt Petersen
  • Dr. Jonathan Pleim
  • Dr. Rahul Ramachandran
  • Dr. Roy Spencer