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Ryan Lingo

Chalfont, PA, USA


M.A. Geography and Environmental Planning May 2018
Towson University Towson, Maryland


• Utilized the Landsat Satellite series to study the Surface Urban Heat Island (SUHI) in Baltimore, Maryland using 16 satellite images from 1994 to 2016
• ArcMap (GIS) and TerrSet were used for image processing and geospatial analysis
• Land surface temperature (LST) were calculated for each image and regressed on different environmental indices (NDVI, NDBI, NDWI)
• Statistics (maximum, mean, min, Getis-Ord*) were calculated for all images to see changes in LST throughout Baltimore

B.S. Geology, B.S. Environmental Earth Science; Minor in Meteorology May 2016
California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania


• ArcMap
• TerrSet
• Google Earth Engine
• Microsoft Suite

• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Premiere Pro

Coding Languages:

• Java Script
• Python


Geospatial Research Consultant May – Sept. 2017
NASA DEVELOP National Program; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD

• Geospatial platforms used: Google Earth Engine, Google App Engine, ArcGIS
• Geospatial research project: Niger Water Resources
• Developed a global resiliency monitoring and measuring tool based on spatially
continuous precipitation analysis
• Designed and coded a drought index based on the Sahel grasslands climate region

Environmental Underwriter May – Sept. 2015
Chubb formerly ACE Group; ACE Environmental Risk Philadelphia, PA

• Analyzed the EPA guidelines for environmental underwriting specific to TankSafe, a program that encompasses U.S. underground and above ground storage tanks
• Renewed the UST (underground storage tank) and AST (aboveground storage tank) policies in collaboration with the UST & AST underwriters
• Reorganized the EPA’s broker list for underground storage tanks

Paleoclimatology Intern - Paleogeosciences Cataloguer May – Sept. 2014
NOAA; World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Boulder, CO

• Collected paleogeoscience resources including physical sample repositories, databases, and software for EarthCube and the NOAA global database
• Gathered physical sample repositories from 70+ countries for specific data (e.g. geologic age, type, etc.)
• Authored 200 succinct, EarthCube catalogue descriptions which can be found at:

Graduate Assistant – Geography and Environmental Planning Aug. 2016 – May 2018
Towson University Towson, MD

Teacher’s Assistant - Earth Science Department Aug. 2012- May 2016
California University of Pennsylvania California, Pennsylvania

Previous Research

Long-term trend analysis and changes to the mean and variability of temperature
in Pennsylvania from 1983 to 2014 American Association of Geographers; 2017

Baltimore City Urban Heat Island: A Problem Based Approach Middle Atlantic Division of the American Association of Geographers; 2016

New Catalog of Resources Enables Paleoclimate Research on Weather, Water, and Climate Change American Meteorological Society; 2015

New Catalog of Resources Enables Paleoclimate Research
American Geophysical Union; 2014


Tomlin, J., El-Behaedi, R., Lingo, R., McCartney, S., Thieme, “Stress and Duress in the Sahel: Building Resiliency in Niger” Earthzine August (2017)
Anderson, David M., K. Horlick, and R. Lingo. “Share Your Geoscience Resources in the
EarthCube Paleogeoscience Catalog.” Past Global Changes, PAGES June (2014): 1, Web.
Anderson, D., Horlick, K., Lingo, R., "NSF EarthCube Paleogeoscience RCN Catalog of Software Resources", "NSF EarthCube Paleogeoscience RCN Catalog of Repository Resources”, and "NSF EarthCube Paleogeoscience RCN Catalog of Database Resources”, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 8/20/2014

Ryan Lingo

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Posted 2018-06-10 under Geography