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Francisco Salamanca Palou

Francisco Salamanca Palou

Assistant Research Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

fsalaman@asu.edu

480-727-8537

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 871804
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1804

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Research Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Francisco Salamanca is currently an assistant research professor in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University. Francisco was born in the wonderful and touristic island of Mallorca (Spain) in the Mediterranean Sea. Always motivated by how nature works, Francisco studied physics at the Universitat de las Illes Balears, and afterwards moved to Madrid (Spain) where he completed his Ph.D. in 2010.

After a year as a postdoctoral research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he came to Arizona State University as a postdoctoral research scientist in the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in 2012. His research focuses on how air-urban interactions affect the weather and climate at local and regional scales. The tasks to investigate these topics include parameterizing the physical interactions, running atmospheric models in supercomputers, and analyzing meteorological observations.

Education

  • PhD, Physical Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Licenciado, Physical Sciences, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Expertise

Journal Articles

In Press

Hunt, J. C., Y. D. Aktas, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui, F. Salamanca Palou and M. Georgescu. Climate change and growing megacities: Hazards and vulnerability. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability DOI: 10.1680/jensu.16.00068. (link )

Salamanca Palou, F., Y. Zhang, M. Barlage, A. Mahalov and S. Miao. Evaluation of the WRF-urban modeling system coupled to Noah and Noah-MP land surface models over a semiarid urban environment. Journal of Geophsical Research: Atmospheres DOI: 0.1002/2018JD028377. (link )

2017

Tewari, M., F. Salamanca Palou, A. Martilli, A. Treinish and A. Mahalov. 2017. Impacts of projected urban expansion and global warming on cooling energy demand over a semiarid region. Atmospheric Science Letters 18(11):419-426. DOI: 10.1002/asl.784. (link )

2016

Salamanca, F., M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and A. Martilli. 2016. Citywide impacts of cool roof and rooftop solar photovoltaic deployment on near-surface air temperature and cooling energy demand. Boundary Layer Meteorology DOI: 10.1007/s10546-016-0160-y.

2015

Martilli, A., J. L. Santiago and F. Salamanca. 2015. On the representation of urban heterogeneities in mesoscale models. Environmental Fluid Mechanics 15(2):305-328. DOI: 10.1007/s10652-013-9321-4. (link )

Salamanca, F., M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov and M. Moustaoui. 2015. Summertime response of temperature and cooling energy demand to urban expansion in a semiarid environment. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54(8):1756–1772. DOI: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0313.1. (link )

2014

Chow, W. T., F. Salamanca, M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, J. M. Milne and B. L. Ruddell. 2014. A multi-method and multi-scale approach for estimating city-wide anthropogenic heat fluxes. Atmospheric Environment 99(December):64-76. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.09.053. (link )

Ruddell, B. L., F. Salamanca and A. Mahalov. 2014. Reducing a semiarid city's peak electrical demand using distributed cold thermal energy storage. Applied Energy 134(Dec):35-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.07.096. (link )

Salamanca, F., M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui and M. Wang. 2014. Anthropogenic heating of the urban environment due to air conditioning. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 119(10):5949-5965. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021225. (link )

2013

Salamanca, F., M. Georgescu, A. Mahalov, M. Moustaoui, M. Wang and B. M. Svoma. 2013. Assessing summertime urban air conditioning consumption in a semiarid environment. Environmental Research Letters 8(3):034022. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034022. (link )

2012

Roman-Cascon, C., C. Yague, M. Sastre, G. Maqueda, F. Salamanca and S. Viana. 2012. Observations and WRF simulations of fog events at the Spanish Northern Plateau. Advances in Science and Research 8:11-18. DOI: 10.5194/asr-8-11-2012. (link )

Salamanca, F., A. Martilli and C. Yague. 2012. A numerical study of the urban heat island over Madrid during the DESIREX (2008) campaign with WRF and an evaluation of simple migration strategies. International Journal of Climatology 32(5):2372-2386. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3398. (link )

Salamanca, F., S. Tonse, S. Menon, V. Garg, K. P. Singh, M. Naja and M. L. Fischer. 2012. Top-of-atmosphere radiative cooling with white roofs: Expermental verification and model-based evaluation. Environmental Research Letters 7(4):044007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/044007. (link )

Sastre, M., C. Yague, C. Roman-Cascon, G. Maqueda, F. Salamanca and S. Viana. 2012. Evening transitions of the atmospheric boundary layer: Characterization, case studies and WRF simulations. Advances in Science and Research 8:39-44. DOI: 10.5194/asr-8-39-2012. (link )

2011

Chen, F., H. Kusaka, R. Bornstein, J. Ching, C. B. Grimmond, S. Grossman-Clarke, T. Loridan, K. W. Manning, A. Martilli, S. Miao, D. Sailor, F. Salamanca Palou, H. Taha, M. Tewari, X. Wang, A. A. Wyszogrodzki and C. Zhang. 2011. The integrated WRF/urban modelling system: Development, evaluation, and applications to urban environmental problems. International Journal of Climatology 31(2):273-288. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2158. (link )

Grimmond, C. B., M. Blackett, M. J. Best, J. Baik, S. E. Belcher, J. Beringer, S. I. Bohnenstengel, I. Calmet, F. Chen, A. Coutts, A. Dandou, K. Fortuniak, M. L. Gouvea, R. Hamdi, M. Hendry, M. Kanda, T. Kawai, Y. Kawamoto, H. Kondo, E. S. Krayenhoff, S. Lee, T. Loridan, A. Martilli, V. Masson, S. Miao, K. Oleson, R. Ooka, G. Pigeon, A. Porson, Y. Ryu, F. Salamanca, G. Steeneveld, M. Tombrou, J. A. Voogt, D. T. Young and N. Zhang. 2011. Initial results from Phase 2 of the international urban energy balance comparison. International Journal of Climatology 31(2):244-272. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2227. (link )

Salamanca, F., A. Martilli, M. Tewari and F. Chen. 2011. A study of the urban boundary layer using different urban parameterizations and high-resolution urban canopy parameters with WRF. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50(1107-1128):. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAMC2538.1. (link )

2010

Grimmond, C. B., M. Blackett, M. J. Best, J. Barlow, J. Baik, S. E. Belcher, S. I. Bohnenstengel, I. Calmet, F. Chen, A. Dandou, K. Fortuniak, M. L. Gouvea, R. Hamdi, M. Hendry, T. Kawai, Y. Kawamoto, H. Kondo, E. S. Krayenhoff, S. Lee, T. Loridan, A. Martilli, V. Masson, S. Miao, K. Oleson, G. Pigeon, A. Porson, Y. Ryu, F. Salamanca, L. Shashua-Bar, G. Steeneveld, M. Tombrou, J. A. Voogt, D. Young and N. Zhang. 2010. The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First results from phase I. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49:1268-1292. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAMC2354.1. (link )

Krpo, A., F. Salamanca, A. Martilli and A. Clappier. 2010. On the impact of anthropogenic heat fluxes on the urban boundary layer: A two-dimensional numerical study. Boundary Layer Meteorology 136(1):105-127. DOI: 10.1007/s10546-010-9491-2. (link )

Salamanca, F., A. Krpo, A. Martilli and A. Clappier. 2010. A new Building Energy Model coupled with an Urban Canopy Parameterization for urban climate simluations -- part I. Formulation, verification, and sensitivity analysis of the model. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 99:331-344. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0142-9. (link )

Salamanca, F. and A. Martilli. 2010. A new Building Energy Model coupled with an Urban Canopy Parameterization for urban climate simluations -- part II. Validation with one dimension off-line simulations. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 99:345-356. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-009-0143-8. (link )

2009

Salamanca, F., E. S. Krayenhoff and A. Martilli. 2009. On the derivation of material thermal properties representative of heterogeneous urban neighborhoods. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 48:1725-1732. DOI: 10.1175/2009JAMC2176.1. (link )