Kirk Barclay

Kirk Barclay
B.S, Construction Engineering Technology, Undergraduate

Cohort Level: Cohort - III

Career Goal: My career goals upon completing my current degree program is to continue education and get the regular engineering degree from city college and continue my education to receive my Masters in Engineering.

Expected Graduation Date: May 21, 2021

Degree: B.S Construction Engineering Technology

Research Title: Study Land Surface Temperature in Urban Areas using ground and satellite observations.

Research Synopsis: Urban areas especially in coastal regions are densely populated and are built with mainly impervious urban materials. The characteristics of these surfaces lead to extreme heat storage and the urban heat island (UHI) in these regions with significant health, economic, and energy consequences. In order to accurately characterizing the dynamics of UHI and its impact on extreme heat events, accurate understanding of the surface energy and water balance in urban regions is crucial. In this project, using a series of infrared cameras - two High-res Cameras and one FLIR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - the quality of the retrieved land surface temperatures by the downscaled GOES-R and Landsat 8 measurements are evaluated against in situ observations that were collected in the Downtown Brooklyn NY area.