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Haydee Salmun
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: (212) 772-5224
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Oceanography, Johns Hopkins University, 1989.
Research Interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, climate dynamics and climate change, oceanography and coastal processes, land surface-atmosphere interactions, mathematical modeling of geophysical flows
Haydee Salmun is an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences in Hunter College’s Department of Geography and in the Earth & Environmental PhD Program of The Graduate Center of CUNY. Her research work concentrates on understanding and modeling processes in geophysical fluid mechanics, particularly as applied to interdisciplinary aspects of atmospheric, marine and environmental sciences. She worked extensively on the study of turbulent mixing in aquatic environments and on the impact of land-surface heterogeneities on climate and climate variability. Her most research projects are (1) using local measurements from NOAA buoy stations to assess the local impact of US east coast winter storms on coastal geomorphology and for statistical prediction of the associate storm surge, (2) the dynamics of the Southern Ocean and the connections between that dynamics and climate, in particular in the context of a future anticipated climate change, (3) determining Atmospheric Boundary Layer heights from operational Wind Profiler data, regionally and globally and (4) investigating changes in extratropical storms along the Patagonian shelf in the next century using CMIP5 data.

Recent Publications:
Molod, A., H. Salmun and M. Dempsey, 2015. Estimating Planetary Boundary Layer Heights from NOAA Profiler Network Operational Wind Profiler Data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Accepted for Publication.

Salmun, H., A. Molod, 2015. The use of a Statistical Model of Storm Surge as a Bias Correction for Dynamical Surge Models and its Applicability along the U. S. East Coast. J. Marine Science and Engineering, special issue “Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge”. 3(1), 73-86; doi:10.3390/jmse3010073.

Salmun, H., A. Molod, K. Wisniewska and F. Buonaiuto, 2011. Statistical prediction of the storm surge associated with cool-weather storms at The Battery, New York. J. Applied Meteorology and Climatology. 50, 273–282.

Salmun, H., A. Molod, F. Buonaiuto, K. Wisniewska and K. Clarke, 2009. East Coast Cool-weather Storms in the New York Metropolitan Region. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Vol. 48, No. 11, 2320-2330.

Salmun, H., A. Molod, J. Albrecht and F. Santos. Scales of Variability of Surface Vegetation: Calculation and Implications for Climate Models, 2009. J. Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. 114, G02007, doi:10.1029/2008JG000762.