Francisco Salamanca Palou

Asst Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302
Assistant Research Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Francisco Salamanca’s research is mainly focused on understanding how the urban areas interact and modify the weather and climate at regional and local scales. Using atmospheric models and huge computational resources, Salamanca examines how the land-surface interacts with the overlay atmosphere (i.e., the atmospheric layer that covers the first 1-2 kilometers above the ground), paying special attention to the urban areas. The use of atmospheric models is essential to understand these interactions and permits us to develop and evaluate reliable strategies to mitigate negative climate consequences of for example, urban expansion. This modern and interdisciplinary area of research encompasses many subareas of the mathematical and physical sciences but especially relevant are scientific computing, numerical methods, and data analysis. In addition to many papers on the subject of atmospheric sciences, Salamanca developed and implemented a new urban scheme on the worldwide-used Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model and is available for the scientific community since 2010.

Education

PhD, 2010, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain (Physical Sciences)

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Research Interests

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/M-5406-2014

https://sustainability.asu.edu/person/francisco-salamanca-palou/

https://sustainability.asu.edu/urban-climate/

Research Activity

Francisco Salamanca Palou. Urban climate modeling under current and future projected conditions for the Ottawa city, National Research Council Canada, Contract #: 918085, 12/2018-07/2019, $ 41,400. 

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
MAT 342 Linear Algebra
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III