- GIS | Health & Hazards Lab
- City and Community Studies Initiative
- Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability
I am a second year Ph.D. student with interests in climate variability and change, especially in the polar regions. My current research is primarily concerned with the climatic causes and consequences of Arctic sea ice decline and I use both statistical and synoptic climatological approaches to evaluate these ice-climate relationships over time. In addition, I am a NSF EARS IGERT Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Ph.D., Geography, Present
M.A., Geography (Climatology), Ohio State University, 2011
B.A., History, Minor: Geography, Kent State University, 2008
Ballinger, T.J., and S.C. Sheridan, 2013: Associations between circulation pattern frequencies and sea ice minima in the western Arctic. International Journal of Climatology, in review.
Ballinger, T.J., T.S. Schmidlin, and D.F. Steinhoff, 2013: The Polar Marine climate revisited. Journal of Climate, in press, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00660.1.
Lee, C.C., T.J. Ballinger, and N.A. Domino, 2012: Utilizing map pattern classification and surface weather typing to relate climate to the Air Quality Index in Cleveland, Ohio. Atmospheric Environment, 63, 50-59.
Ballinger, T.J., T.W. Schmidlin, and D.F. Steinhoff, 2012: An addendum to Koppen's E climates, 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Kent, Ohio, April 6, 2012.
Ballinger, T.J., J.C. Rogers, and M.-P. Hung, 2012: On the statistical relation between the AMO and Beaufort and Chukchi Seas late summer sea ice retreat, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. New York, New York, February 24, 2012.
Ballinger, T.J., 2011: The influence of atmosphere-ocean teleconnections on western Arctic sea ice, East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers. Youngstown, Ohio, October 15, 2011.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
American Meteorological Society
Association of American Geographers