Leiqiu Hu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Earth Science


320 Sparkman Drive
Cramer Research Hall
Room 3046
Huntsville, AL 35899
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  • Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas, 2014
  • M.S., Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Science, Institute of Remote Sensing Applications, 2011
  • B.S., Geography, School of Geography, Beijing Normal University, 2008

Honors & Awards

  • 2014-2016 Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, NCAR, USA
  • 2014 Dissertation Defense with Honors, University of Kansas
  • 2008 Graduate with Honors, Beijing Normal University (China)

Recent Publications

  • Yu, Z., Hu, L., Sun, T., Albertson, J., Li, Q., Impact of Heat Storage onRemote-Sensing Based Quantification of Anthropogenic Heat in Urban Environments, Environmental Science & Technology, under review

  • Liu, et al., Urban Heat Islands Significantly Reduced by COVID-19 Lockdown, Science Advances, under review

  • Wang, D., Chen, Y., Hu, L., Voogt, J., Krayenhoffe, S., Wang, J., Lagouarde,J.-P., Modeling the angular effect of MODIS LST in urban areas: a case study of Toulouse, France, Remote Sensing of Environment, revision under review

  • Hong, F., Zhan, W., Gttsche, F. M., Lai, J., Liu, Z., Hu, L., Fu, P., Huang, F., Li, J., Li, H., Wu, H., A simple yet robust framework to estimate accurate daily mean land surface temperature from thermal observations of tandem polar orbiters. Remote Sensing of Environments, under review

  • Cui, Y., Hu, L., Wang, Z., Li, Q., Urban nocturnal cooling mediated by bluespace., Theoretical and Applied Climatology, under review

  • Jiang, L., Zhan, W., Hu, L., Huang, F., Hong, F., Liu, Z., Lai, J., Wang, C., Assessment of Different Kernel-driven Models for Daytime Urban ThermalAnisotropy Simulation, Remote Sensing of Environments, under review

  • Vo, T., Hu, L.: Diurnal Evolution of Urban Tree Temperature at a CityScale, Scientific Reports, under review

  • Hu, L.: Global Assessment of Coastal Marine Heat Waves and Their Relation with Coastal Urban Thermal Environment Changes, Geophysical Research Letters, under review

  • Lai, J., Zhan, W., Voogt, J., Quan, J., Huang, F., Zhou, J., Hu, L, & Cao, C.:Meteorological Controls on Daily Variations of Nighttime Surface Urban HeatIslands, Remote Sensing of Environment, 253, 112198 (Link)

Affiliate Faculty

  • Dr. Arastoo Biazar
  • Dr. Monte Bateman
  • Dr. Dan Cecil
  • Dr. Hugh Christian
  • Dr. Tim Coleman
  • Dr. Eugene Crawford
  • Dr. Richard Ferrare
  • Mr. Burgess Howell
  • Mr. Daniel Irwin
  • Dr. Gary Jedlovec
  • Dr. Timothy Lang
  • Dr. Xiong Liu
  • Dr. Eugene McCaul
  • Dr. Walt Petersen
  • Dr. Jonathan Pleim
  • Dr. Rahul Ramachandran
  • Dr. Roy Spencer