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Brent Hedquist

Brent Hedquist

IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences

brent.hedquist@tamuk.edu

361-593-3586

School of Geographical Sciences
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX
USA

Titles

  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Associate, School of Geographical Sciences
  • IGERT in Urban Ecology Fellow, School of Geographical Sciences

Biography

Education:
B.S. (1998), Geography, Brigham Young University
M.A. (2002), Geography, Arizona State University
Certificate (2003), GIS, Arizona State University
Ph.D. (2010), Geography, Arizona State University

Research focus includes:

  • Urban climate (micro to regional scales)
  • GIScience (mainly cartography, visualization & remote sensing)
  • Issues in urban ecology/built environment
  • Climate and UHI Modeling (MM5 model validation)

Journal Articles

2014

Huang, H., B. C. Hedquist, T. Lee and S. W. Myint. 2014. Editorial: Climate modeling for renewable energy applications. Advances in Meteorology 2014:Art. 354862. DOI: 10.1155/2014/354862. (link )

2012

Dimitrova, R., N. Lurponglukana, H. J. Fernando, G. C. Runger, P. G. Hyde, B. C. Hedquist, J. R. Anderson, W. Bannister and J. C. Johnson. 2012. Relationship between particulate matter and childhood asthma – basis of a future warning system for central Phoenix. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(5):2479-2490. (link )

2009

Sun, C., A. J. Brazel, W. T. Chow, B. C. Hedquist and L. Prashad. 2009. Desert heat island study in winter by mobile transect and remote sensing techniques. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 98:323-335. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0120-. (link )

2007

Brazel, A. J., P. Gober, S. J. Lee, S. Grossman-Clarke, J. A. Zehnder, B. C. Hedquist and E. Comparri. 2007. Determinants of changes in the regional urban heat island in metropolitan Phoenix (Arizona, USA) between 1990 and 2004. Climate Research 33(2):171-182. (link )

2006

Hartz, D. A., L. Prashad, B. C. Hedquist, J. S. Golden and A. J. Brazel. 2006. Linking satellite images and handheld infrared thermography to observed neighborhood climate conditions. Remote Sensing of Environment (Urban Thermal Special Issue) 104(2):190-200. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2005.12.019. (link )

Hedquist, B. C. and A. J. Brazel. 2006. Urban, residential, and rural climate comparisons from mobile transects and fixed stations: Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 38(2):77-87. (link )

2005

Brazel, A. J., H. J. Fernando, J. C. Hunt, N. J. Selover, B. C. Hedquist and E. Pardyjak. 2005. Evening transition observations in Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Applied Meteorology 44(1):99-112. (link )

Dixon, P. G., D. M. Brommer, B. C. Hedquist, A. J. Kalstein, G. B. Goodrich, J. C. Walter, C. C. Dickerson, S. J. Penny and R. S. Cerveny. 2005. Heat mortality versus cold mortality: A study of conflicting databases in the United States. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 86(7):937-946. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-86-7-937. (link )

Hedquist, B. C. 2005. Assessment of the urban heat island of Casa Grande, Arizona. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 38(1):29-39. DOI: 10.2181/1533-6085(2005)038[0029:AOTUHI]2.0.CO;2. (link )

Posters

2006

Hartz, D. A., J. S. Golden, A. J. Brazel, B. C. Hedquist and K. E. Kaloush. 2006. Case study of thermographic observations of surface materials' cooling rates and neighborhood design in suburban Phoenix, Arizona. Poster presented at the January 28, 2006 American Meteorological Society's Sixth Symposium on the Urban Environment, Atlanta, GA.

Hedquist, B. C., E. Comparri, J. A. Zehnder, S. Grossman-Clarke, A. J. Brazel and P. Gober. 2006. Spatial expansion of the greater Phoenix urban heat island (1990-2004). Poster presented at the 19 January 2006 CAP LTER 8th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2005

Hartz, D. A., B. C. Hedquist, L. Prashad, J. S. Golden and A. J. Brazel. 2005. Linking satellite (ASTER) images and thermography to observed neighborhood climate conditions for use in urban heat island research. Poster presented at the October 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, Phoenix, AZ.

Lord, M. A. and B. C. Hedquist. 2005. There'll be a hot time in the new town tonight: A spatio-temporal study of the urban heat island in a rapidly urbanizing region. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO.

Prashad, L., A. J. Brazel, J. S. Golden, B. C. Hedquist, S. L. Harlan and D. Sherwood. 2005. Remote sensing and climate from north to south in CAP LTER. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium, International Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2004

Hedquist, B. C. and A. J. Brazel. 2004. Urban heat island (UHI) measures for the S.E. metropolitan area of CAP LTER: Transects versus fixed stations. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

2003

Jones, T., A. J. Brazel, C. Eisinger, S. L. Harlan, B. C. Hedquist, S. E. Grineski, D. Jenerette, L. Larsen, M. A. Lord, J. Parker, L. Prashad, N. J. Selover, W. L. Stefanov and D. Zeigler. 2003. Neighborhood ecosystems: Human-vegetation-climate interactions in a desert metropolis. Poster presented February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Hedquist, B. C. and A. J. Brazel. 2002. The use of GIS and visualization tools to interpret microclimate change along the Phoenix East Valley urban fringe. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2009

Di Sabatino, S., B. C. Hedquist, W. Carter, L. S. Leo and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Phoenix urban heat island experiment: Building effects. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Dimitrova, R., B. C. Hedquist, P. G. Hyde, J. R. Anderson and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Air quality modeling in support of children's health studies. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Hedquist, B. C., A. J. Brazel, S. Di Sabatino, W. Carter and H. J. Fernando. 2009. Phoenix urban heat island experiment: Micrometeorological aspects. Phoenix, AZ. Presented at the Eighth Conference on the Urban Environment at the January 10-15, 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Hedquist, B. C., S. Di Sabatino, H. J. Fernando, L. S. Leo and A. J. Brazel. 2009. Results from the Phoenix, Arizona, urban heat island experiment. Yokohama, Japan. Presented at the Seventh International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC-7).

2006

Hedquist, B. C. 2006. Spatial expansion of the Greater Phoenix urban heat island: 1990-2004. Presented at March 11, 2006 102nd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL.

Miller, J. A., D. A. Hartz, B. C. Hedquist and C. M. Atkinson-Palombo. 2006. The role of vegetation, density, and sky-view factor on the microclimate of Tempe, Arizona, USA. Presentation at the June 2006, Sixth International Conference on Urban Climate, Goteborg, Sweden.

Conference Papers

2003

Brazel, A. J., S. Grossman-Clarke, J. A. Zehnder and B. C. Hedquist. 2003. Observations and MM5 simulations of the urban heat island in Phoenix, Arizona, USA with a modified land cover scheme. Lodz, Poland.

Thesis (PhD)

2010

Hedquist, B. C. 2010. Micro-scale evaluation of the urban heat island in Phoenix, Arizona. PhD dissertation. Arizona State University.

Thesis (Masters)

2002

Hedquist, B. C. 2002. Spatio-temporal variation in the Phoenix East Valley urban heat island. MS thesis. Arizona State University. (link )