Ashley Broadbent

Assistant Research Professor
TEMPE Campus

Research Interests

  • Urban heat mitigation 
  • Micro-climate effects of stormwater re-use and water sensitive urban design
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Biophysical and biogeochemical effects of biofuels


  • Broadbent, A. M., Krayenhoff, E. S., & Georgescu, M. (2019). The motley drivers of population thermal exposure across 21st century US cities. Nature Climate Change, Submitted October 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Broadbent, A. M., Krayenhoff, E.S., Georgescu, M (2019). Adaptation to projected 21st century heatwaves in three U.S. cities. Environmental Research Letters (under review).  
  • Heusinger, J., Broadbent, A. M., Sailor, D.J., & Georgescu, M. (2019). Introduction, evaluation and application of an energy balance model for photovoltaic modules. Solar Energy (under review).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.