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Ashley Broadbent

Assistant Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5302
Research Interests: 
  • Climate change impacts
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Extreme events (heatwaves; precipitation)
  • Land-atmosphere-biosphere interactions at local-to-global-scales
  • Environmental sustainability of renewable energy systems
  • Urban climate processes – numerical modeling and measurement
  • Population exposure to extreme heat and cold; human thermal comfort
  • Climate sensitive infrastructure, land management, water-use, and planning
  1. Broadbent, A. M., Krayenhoff, E. S., & Georgescu, M. (2020). The motley drivers of heat and cold exposure in 21st century US cities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences117(35), 21108-21117.
  2. Broadbent, A. M., Krayenhoff, E. S., & Georgescu, M. (2020). Efficacy of cool roofs at reducing pedestrian-level air temperature during projected 21st century heatwaves in Atlanta, Detroit, and Phoenix (USA). Environmental Research Letters, 15(8), 084007.
  3. Heusinger, J., Broadbent, A. M., Sailor, D. J., & Georgescu, M. (2020). Introduction, evaluation and application of an energy balance model for photovoltaic modules. Solar Energy, 195, 382-395.
  4. Broadbent, A. M., Krayenhoff, E. S., Georgescu, M., & Sailor, D. J. (2019). The observed effects of utility-scale photovoltaics on near-surface air temperature and energy balance. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 58(5), 989-1006.
  5. Baniassadi, A., Sailor, D. J., Krayenhoff, E. S., Broadbent, A. M., & Georgescu, M. (2019). Passive survivability of buildings under changing urban climates across eight US cities. Environmental Research Letters, 14(7), 074028.
  6. Broadbent, A. M., Coutts, A. M., Nice, K. A., Demuzere, M., Krayenhoff, E. S., Tapper, N. J., & Wouters, H. (2019). The Air-temperature Response to Green/blue-infrastructure Evaluation Tool (TARGET v1. 0): an efficient and user-friendly model of city cooling. Geoscientific Model Development, 12(2), 785-803.
  7. Krayenhoff, E. S., Moustaoui, M., Broadbent, A. M., Gupta, V., & Georgescu, M. (2018). Diurnal interaction between urban expansion, climate change and adaptation in US cities. Nature Climate Change, 8(12), 1097.
  8. Broadbent, A. M., Coutts, A. M., Tapper, N. J., & Demuzere, M. (2018). The cooling effect of irrigation on urban microclimate during heatwave conditions. Urban Climate, 23, 309-329.
  9. Broadbent, A. M., Coutts, A. M., Tapper, N. J., Demuzere, M., & Beringer, J. (2018). The microscale cooling effects of water sensitive urban design and irrigation in a suburban environment. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 134(1-2), 1-23.
  10. Aragon, N. U., Wagner, M., Wang, M., Broadbent, A. M., Parker, N., & Georgescu, M. (2017). Sustainable Land Management for Bioenergy Crops. Energy Procedia, 125, 379388.
  11. Demuzere, M., Coutts, A. M., Gohler, M., Broadbent, A. M., Wouters, H., van Lipzig, N. P. M., & Gebert, L. (2014). The implementation of biofiltration systems, rainwater tanks and urban irrigation in a single-layer urban canopy model. Urban Climate, 10, 148170.
  12. Broadbent, A. M., Cullen, N. J., & Zawar-Reza, P. (2010). Wintertime Numerical Modelling of PM10 Air Pollution in Milton, Otago, New Zealand: Boundary Layer Structure, Effects of Data Assimilation, and Reaching National Environmental Standards. Air Quality and Climate Change, 44(4), 2228.