Dr. Leiqiu Hu

Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Science Department


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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


  • Huang F., Zhan W., Voogt J., Hu L., Wang Z., Quan J., Ju W., & Guo Z., Temporal Upscaling of Surface Urban Heat Island by Incorporating an Annual Temperature Cycle Model: A Tale of Two Cities. Remote Sensing of Environment. In Press.
  • Hu, L., Monaghan, A., Voogt, J., & Barlage, M., A first satellite-based assessment of urban thermal anisotropy. Remote Sensing of Environment. 181, 111-121. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.043.
  • Hu, L., Monaghan, A. J., & Brunsell, N. A., Investigation of urban air temperature and humidity patterns during extreme heat conditions using satellite-derived data. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54, 2245-2259. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0051.
  • Hu, L., & Brunsell, N. A., A new perspective to assess the urban heat island through remotely sensed atmospheric profiles. Remote Sensing of Environment, 158, 393-406. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2014.10.022.
  • Oleson, K. W., Monaghan, A., Wilhelmi, O., Barlage, M., Brunsell, N., Feddema, J., Hu, L., & Steinho, D. F., Interactions between urbanization, heat stress, and climate change. Climatic Change, 129(3-4), 525-541. doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0936-8.
  • Monaghan, A., Hu, L., Brunsell, N., Barlage, M., & Wilhelmi, O. V., Evaluating the impact of urban morphology configurations on the accuracy of urban canopy model temperature simulations with MODIS. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(11), 6376-6392. doi:10.1002/2013JD021227.
  • Hu, L., Brunsell, N. A., Monaghan, A. J., Barlage, M., & Wilhelmi, O. V., How can we use MODIS land surface temperature to validate long-term urban model simulations? Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(6), 3185-3201. doi:10.1002/2013JD021101.
  • Hu, L., & Brunsell, N. A., The impact of temporal aggregation of land surface temperature data for surface urban heat island (SUHI) monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment, 134, 162-174. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.02.022.
  • Brunsell, N. A., & Hu, L., The role of scale in determining surface energy fluxes from remote sensing. in Remote Sensing of Land Surface Turbulent Fluxes and Soil Surface Moisture Content: State of the Art, ed: G. Petropoulos
  • Hu, L., Liu, Y., Ren, Y., Chen, C., Wei, C.,(2010) Research on the extraction method of coral reef at Spratly Islands using SPOT5. Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 25(4), 493-501. (in Chinese with English abstract)
  • Ren, Y., Liu, Y., Wei, C., Hu, L.,(2009) Study on information extraction method to road damage in Wenchuan earthquake based on high-resolution remote sensing images. Remote Sensing Technology and Application, 24(1), 52-56. (In Chinese with English abstract)
  • Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Ren, Y., Li Z., Hu, L., Zhang, F., He, H., Ma, H., Chen, J. (2008) , Highway damage monitoring and assessment for Wenchuan earthquake based on remote sensing and its information integration. Journal of Remote Sensing, 12(6), 933-941. (In Chinese with English abstract)