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Peter Crank

Peter Crank

PhD Candidate, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875302
Tempe, AZ 85287-5302


  • PhD Candidate, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Peter is a Geography PhD candidate working under David Sailor in the Urban Climate Research Center and the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. His research focuses on urban climate, urban meteorology, landscape architecture and their impacts on mental health. Specifically studying how effective climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are for the urban environment.


  • MS, Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2016
  • BS, Geosciences, Mississippi State University, 2013

Journal Articles


Baniassadi, A., D. J. Sailor, C. R. O'Lenick, O. Wilhelmi, P. J. Crank, M. V. Chester and T. Reddy. 2020. Effectiveness of mechanical air conditioning as a protective factor against indoor exposure to heat among the elderly. Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities 1(1):Art. 011005. DOI: 10.1115/1.4045678. (link )

Crank, P. J., A. Middel, M. Wagner, D. Hoots, M. Smith and A. J. Brazel. 2020. Validation of seasonal mean radiant temperature simulations in hot arid urban climates. Science of The Total Environment 749(Dec):Art. 1412392. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141392. (link )


O'Lenick, C. R., O. Wilhelmi, R. Michael, M. Hayden, A. Baniassadi, C. Wiedinmyer, A. J. Monaghan, P. J. Crank and D. J. Sailor. 2019. Urban heat and air pollution: A framework for integrating population vulnerability and indoor exposure in health risk analyses. Science of The Total Environment 660(Apr):715-723. (link )

Taleghani, M., P. J. Crank, A. Mohegh, D. J. Sailor and G. A. Ban-Weiss. 2019. The impact of heat mitigation strategies on the energy balance of a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Solar Energy 177(Jan):604-611. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2018.11.041. (link )


Baniassadi, A., D. J. Sailor, P. J. Crank and G. A. Ban-Weiss. 2018. Direct and indirect effects of high-albedo roofs on energy consumption and thermal comfort of residential buildings. Energy and Buildings 178(Nov):71-83. DOI: 0.1016/j.enbuild.2018.08.048. (link )

Crank, P. J., D. J. Sailor, G. Ban-Weiss and M. Taleghani. 2018. Evaluating the ENVI-met microscale model for suitability in analysis of targeted urban heat mitigation strategies. Urban Climate 26(Dec):188-197. DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2018.09.002. (link )

Santamouris, M., G. Ban-Weiss, P. Osmond, R. Paolini, A. Synnefa, C. Cartalis, A. Musico, M. Zinzi, T. Eniolu Morakinyo, E. Ng, Z. Tan, H. Takebayashi, D. Sailor, P. Crank, H. Taha, A. L. Pisello, F. Rossi, J. Zhang and D. Kolokotsa. 2018. Progress in urban greenery mitigation science -- assessment methodologies advanced technologies and impact on cities. Journal of Civil Engineering & Management 24(8):638-671. DOI: 10.3846/jcem.2018.6604. (link )



Wright, M. K., P. J. Crank, A. Middel, D. M. Hondula and D. J. Sailor. 2020. A comprehensive assessment of the thermal environment of two PASS neighborhoods. Poster presented at the Twenty-second Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 17, 2020, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )