Research

Current Research


Past Research


Papers

Ballinger, A.P., T.M. Merlis, I.M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2014; The sensitivity of tropical cyclone activity to off-equatorial thermal forcing in aquaplanet simulations, J. Atmos. Sci. under review. 


Horn, M., K. Walsh, M. Zhao, S. Camargo, E. Scoccimarro, H. Murakami, H. Wang, A. Ballinger, A. Kumar, D. Shaevitz, J. Jonas, and K. Oouchi, 2014; Tracking Scheme Dependence of Simulated Tropical Cyclone Response to Idealized Climate Simulations. J. Climate. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00200.1, in press. 


Ballinger, A.P., P.B. Chilson, R.D. Palmer, and N.J. Mitchell, 2008; On the validity of the ambipolar diffusion assumption in the polar mesopause region, Ann. Geophys., 26, 3439–3443, doi:10.5194/angeo-26-3439-2008.


Ballinger, A.P., 2007; Radio-wave scatter and dynamical processes in the polar mesopause region observed using MST and meteor radars, M.S. Thesis, University of Oklahoma. 


May, P.T. and A. Ballinger, 2007; The statistical characteristics of convective cells in a monsoon regime (Darwin, Northern Australia), Monthly Weather Review, 135, 82–92. 


May, P.T., C. Jakob, and A. Ballinger, 2005; Cloud characteristics during the monsoon season in Darwin, Northern Australia, BMRC Res. Lett., 2, 2–9. 


Ballinger, A.P., 2005; An investigation of the height distribution of convection in the tropics, B.Sci.(Hons) Thesis, Monash University. 



Presentations

Ballinger, A.P., T.M. Merlis, I.M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2014; The sensitivity of tropical cyclone activity to off-equatorial thermal forcing in HiRAM aquaplanet simulations, 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, April 2014. 


Ballinger, A.P., I.M. Held, T.M. Merlis and M. Zhao, 2013; The frequency of Tropical Cylones in HiRAM aquaplanet simulations, Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society 20th Annual Conference, Melbourne, January 2013. 


Ballinger, A.P., T.M. Merlis, I.M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2012; Influence of the zonal mean circulation on tropical cyclone frequency, AGU 2012 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2012. 


Ballinger, A.P., I.M. Held, and M. Zhao, 2012; Tropical cyclogenesis on an aquaplanet, 10th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, Noumea, New Caledonia, April 2012. 


Spengler, T., and A.P. Ballinger, 2011; Arctic cyclone climatology II: Present and future, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2012. 


Spengler, T., and A.P. Ballinger, 2011; Arctic cyclone climatology I: Present and future, 11th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, Boston, May 2011. 


Syktus, J., A.P. Ballinger, K. Wong, and S. Jeffrey, 2010; Projections of future droughts in Australia during the 21st Century using AR4 models, 2010 International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Gold Coast, June 2010. 


Ballinger, A.P., J. Syktus, and K. Wong, 2010; Projections of future climate extremes in Australia from CSIRO Mk3.5, Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society 17th Annual Conference, Canberra, January 2010. 


Syktus, J., and A.P. Ballinger, 2010; Projections of future drought in Australia using CSIRO Mk3.5, Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society 17th Annual Conference, Canberra, January 2010. 


Ballinger, A.P., P.B. Chilson, R.D. Palmer, S. Kirkwood, and N.J. Mitchell, 2007; The effect of charged particles on the polar mesopause region, as observed by MST and meteor radars, 33rd International Conference on Radar Meteorology, Cairns, Australia, August 2007. Poster 


Ballinger, A.P., 2005; On the height distribution of convection in the tropics, Australian Institute of Physics 16th Biennial Congress 2005, Canberra, Australia, January 2005.