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Haydee Salmun
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Phone: 212-772-4159
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Oceanography, Johns Hopkins University, 1989.
Research Interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, earth systems and climate dynamics, land surface-ocean-atmosphere interactions, mathematical modeling of geophysical flows, dynamics of the Southern Ocean
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, on the impact of land-surface heterogeneities on climate and climate variability and on assessing the local impact of US east coast winter storms and developing a statistical approach to prediction of the associate storm surge using local measurements from NOAA buoy stations. Her current research projects focus on (1) 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, (2) determining Atmospheric Boundary Layer heights from operational Wind Profiler data, regionally and globally and (3) investigating changes in extratropical storms along the Patagonian shelf in the next century using CMIP5 data. She is a committed advocate for women and other underrepresented minorities in science and engineering, has taught and written about issues of gender and diversity in science and about teaching in STEM disciplines. She welcomes all opportunities to mentor students in our Program. 

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.