Prof. Salmun’s interests are in the areas of environmental fluid mechanics, climate dynamics, oceanography and coastal processes. Her research concentrates on understanding and modeling processes, particularly as applied to interdisciplinary aspects of atmospheric, marine, and environmental sciences. While at Hunter, she has been engaged in research that investigates the coupling of the atmosphere and the land surface in global climate models. In the past year Prof. Salmun’s research has extended to interactions between the surface and the atmosphere but with a focus on oceanic phenomena. In collaboration with Geography faculty and a colleague at NASA, she is carrying out research that investigates the use of local measurements from NOAA stations off the coast of Long Island to assess the local impact of U.S. east coast winter storms on beach erosion and storm surge in the New York Metropolitan region. More recently she has developed an interest in the dynamics of the Southern Ocean and the connections between that dynamic and climate, in particular in the context of a future anticipated climate change. Prof. Salmun intends to use her theoretical and modeling background to focus on understanding small-scale mixing processes and how these affect the large-scale circulation of the Southern Ocean.
Prof. Salmun has been the Undergraduate Adviser for the Environmental Studies major since it was approved, and with colleagues helped create the curriculum. She continues to up-date it and has developed new courses for the major, such as Advanced Oceanography, which she currently teaches with Prof. Buonaiuto, and Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, offered with the Physics Department. She has taught courses in the Hunter Honors Program and currently teaches with Prof. Buonaiuto (they also developed the course) the second semester of the required graduate course in Earth Systems Science for the Earth and Environmental Science Ph.D. Program at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Research & Teaching Interests:
Salmun, H. and K. Goetchius, Assessing atrazine input and removal processes in the Chesapeake Bay environment: an overview. In Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment: Impacts, Monitoring and Remediation, R. L. Lipnick, R. P. Mason and M. L. Phillips, Eds., ASC Plublisher, 2001.
Salmun, H., From teaching to learning: a course on women, gender and science. In A New Generation of Feminist Science Studies, M. Mayberry, B. Subramanian and L. Weasel, Eds., Routledge Press, 2001.
Salmun, H., Convection patterns in a triangular domain. Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer 38, No 2, 351-362, 1995.
Salmun, H., The stability of a single-cell steady-state solution in a triangular enclosure. Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer 38, No 2, 363-369, 1995.
Salmun, H. and O. M. Phillips, An experiment in boundary mixing. Part 2. The slope dependence at small angles. J. Fluid Mech., 240, 355-377, 1992.
Salmun, H., P. D. Killworth and J. R. Blundell, A two- dimensional model of boundary mixing. J. Geophys. Res., 96, No C10, 18447-18474, 1991.
Phillips, O. M., J. H. Shyu and H. Salmun, An experiment in boundary mixing: mean circulation and transport rates. J. Fluid Mech., 173, 473-499, 1986.
Salmun, H., R. F. Cahalan and G. R. North, Latitude-dependent sensitivity to stationary perturbations in simple climate models. J. Atmos. Sci., 37(8), 1980.
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