Biography for T.J.: T.J. Blasing graduated from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI, in 1962. He subsequently received undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison: Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, 1966; Master of Science in Meteorology, 1968; and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in meteorology and a minor in statistics, 1975. He joined the faculty of the College of Geosciences, University of Arizona - Tucson, in September 1971, and he accepted a position on the research staff of the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in September 1977. He became an adjunct faculty member in the Geography Department at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in 1982, and taught courses there in meteorology and climatology from 1983 to 1998. His outside interests include soccer, Habitat for Humanity, and world religions. His biographical listings can be found in Who's Who in Technology and American Men and Women of Science.