Loyola University Chicago

School of Environmental Sustainability

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Ping Jing, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor,
Graduate Program Director

Office #:  BVM Hall 423

Phone: 773.508.7560


CV Link: Jing_Jan2020_CV_Web

External Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/pjing

Research Data

Below is data gathered from Dr. Jing's research. If you would like to have the data appear in a different format (like an original .csv file), please email Dr. Jing, directly. 

  1. Frequency change of Rossby wave breaking in 1981-2015
  2. Change of the mean latitudes of Rossby wave breaking in 1981-2015
  3. Isentropic fluxes of stratosphere-troposphere exchange in 1981-2015


Ping Jing has been an Assistant Professor at Loyola’s School of Environmental Sustainability since August 2013. Her research interests include the effect of climate change on air pollution, the impact of ground-level ozone on plants, and volatile organic compounds in the Chicago region and their relationship with ozone under the additional stresses of future climate change.

She joined Loyola University Chicago in August 2009 as a full-time lecturer. Prior to that, she was a physical scientist supporting the calibration plan of the next-generation weather satellite GOES-R at the Center for Satellite Applications and Research of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2008 to 2009. Her doctoral research at the Georgia Institute of Technology between 1999 and 2004 investigated the exchange of ozone between the stratosphere and the troposphere. During her postdoctoral fellowship at Georgia Tech between 2004 and 2006, she studied ozone variations in the upper troposphere over the United States.


  • PhD in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, May 2004, Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Sciences – Atlanta, GA
  • MS in Atmospheric Environment, June 1999, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science – Beijing, China
  • BS in Atmospheric Physics, June 1996, Nanjing Institute of Meteorology (now Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology)Nanjing, China

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Reviewer for Environmental Pollution.
  • Judge for the Outstanding Student Paper Awards at the AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, 11-15 December 2017
    • Reviewer for the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN)

Courses Taught

  • ENVS 200: Environmental Careers and Professional Skills 
  • ENVS 224: Climate Change
  • ENVS 237: Foundations of Environmental Science II
  • ENVS 273: Energy and the Environment
  • ENVS 281c: – Environmental Sustainability in China


  • The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen, Loyola University Chicago (2013)

Selected Publications

Jing, P., and Banerjee, S. (2018). Rossby wave breaking and isentropic stratosphere-troposphere exchange during 1981–2015 in the northern hemisphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 123. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028997

Jing, P., Z. Lu, and A.L. Steiner, The ozone climate penalty in the Midwestern U.S., Atmospheric Environment, 170, 130–142, 2017, DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.09.038, 2017.

Jing, P., T. O’Brien, D.G. Streets, M. Patel, Relationship of Ground-level Ozone with Weather Patterns in Chicago, Urban Climate, 17, 161-175, 2016.

Jing, P., Banerjee, S., Barrera, M. (2019) Impact of Rossby wave breaking on ozone variation in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, 1985–2015. Atmospheric Environment, 117112. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2019.117122 


For a complete list of publications, awards, grants, and affiliations, please see her CV.