Julio Salcedo-Castro

Adjunct Lecturer

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I have a PhD in physical oceanography and my area is land-ocean interaction, particularly, estuaries and river-coast processes. I have led a river plume modelling project and now I am focused on coupling a catchment model to a coastal model to study the influence of the Burdekin and Fitzroy Rivers on the Great Barrier Reef coast. I combine modelling with remote sensing and observational data to study coastal processes at different scales.

The main topic I am interested in is how the hydrological regime influences coastal dynamics in terms of circulation and sediment transport.


Salcedo-Castro J; Donoso D; Saldías G; Saavedra FA, Climatology of Maipo and Rapel river plumes in Central Chile, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10501121.1
Salcedo-Castro J; da Silva NP; de Camargo R; Marone E; Sepúlveda HH, Estimation of extreme wave heights return period from short-term interpolation of multi-mission satellite data: application to the South Atlantic, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-2017-81
Book Chapters
Contreras-Lopez M; Salcedo-Castro J; Cortes-Molina F; Figueroa-Nagel P; Vergara-Cortes H; Figueroa-Sterquel R; Mizobe CE, 2017, 'El Yali National Reserve: A System of Coastal Wetlands in the Southern Hemisphere Affected by Contemporary Climate Change and Tsunamis', in Finkl CW; Makowski C (ed.), COASTAL WETLANDS: ALTERATION AND REMEDIATION, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, pp. 243 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-6179-0_8
Contreras-López M; Salcedo-Castro J; Cortés-Molina F; Figueroa-Nagel P; Vergara-Cortés H; Figueroa-Sterquel R; Mizobe CE, 2017, 'El yali national reserve: A system of coastal wetlands in the southern hemisphere affected by contemporary climate change and Tsunamis', in Coastal Research Library, pp. 243 - 271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56179-0_8
Marone E; Camargo R; Salcedo-Castro J, 2015, 'Communicating natural hazards: Marine extreme events and the importance of variability and forecast errors', in , pp. 125 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1144/SP419.17
Journal articles
Cruz-Gómez RC; Velázquez-Muñoz FA; Salcedo-Castro J, 2022, 'Determination of density profile by using the refractive index in a linearly salt-stratified fluid: An experiment for an advanced undergraduate laboratory', American Journal of Physics, vol. 90, pp. 71 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/10.0006353
Andlib Z; Salcedo-Castro J, 2021, 'The Impacts of Tourism and Governance on CO2 Emissions in Selected South Asian Countries.', ETIKONOMI, vol. 20, pp. 385 - 396, http://dx.doi.org/10.15408/etk.v20i2.17449
Salcedo-Castro J; Montiel A; Barría K, 2020, 'LOICZ nitrogen and phosphorus budget in a proglacial marine area: Influence of pluviometric variation on nutrients flux', Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia, vol. 55, pp. 191 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.22370/rbmo.2020.55.3.2582
Salcedo-Castro J; Saldías GS; Saavedra F; Donoso D, 2020, 'Climatology of Maipo and Rapel river plumes off Central Chile from numerical simulations', Regional Studies in Marine Science, vol. 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101389
Murillo AA; Molina V; Salcedo-Castro J; Harrod C, 2019, 'Editorial: Marine Microbiome and Biogeochemical Cycles in Marine Productive Areas', Frontiers in Marine Science, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00657
Salcedo-Castro J; Da Silva NP; De Camargo R; Marone E; Sepúlveda HH, 2018, 'Estimation of extreme wave height return periods from short-term interpolation of multi-mission satellite data: Application to the South Atlantic', Ocean Science, vol. 14, pp. 911 - 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/os-14-911-2018
Salcedo-Castro J; Cruz-Gómez R; Ratsimandresy AW; da Silva NP, 2017, 'Residual circulation in Aysén Fjord, Chile, during spring conditions', Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia, vol. 52, pp. 353 - 359, http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0718-19572017000200014
Salcedo-Castro J; Sievers H; Contreras-Lopez M, 2017, 'SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF TEMPERATURE, SALINITY AND DENSITY IN AYSEN FJORD, CHILE', REVISTA ESTUDIOS HEMISFERICOS Y POLARES, vol. 8, pp. 21 - 36, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000405240500002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
Salcedo-Castro J; Montiel A; Jara B; Vásquez O, 2015, 'Influence of a Glacier Melting Cycle on the Seasonal Hydrographic Conditions and Sediment Flux in a Subantarctic Glacial Fjord', Estuaries and Coasts, vol. 38, pp. 24 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12237-014-9825-2
Salcedo-Castro J; de Camargo R; Marone E; Sepúlveda HH, 2015, 'Using the mean pressure gradient and NCEP/NCAR reanalysis to estimate the strength of the South Atlantic Anticyclone', Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, vol. 71, pp. 83 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2015.06.003
Salcedo-Castro J; Bourgault D; Bentley SJ; deYoung B, 2013, 'Non-hydrostatic modeling of cohesive sediment transport associated with a subglacial buoyant jet in glacial fjords: A process-oriented approach', Ocean Modelling, vol. 63, pp. 30 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.12.005
Cruz-Gómez R; Salcedo-Castro J, 2013, 'Analysis of horizontal and vertical ring structure based on analytical model and satellite data: Application to the North Brazil Current Rings', Ocean Science Journal, vol. 48, pp. 161 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12601-013-0013-2
Salcedo-Castro J; Ratsimandresy AW, 2013, 'Oceanographic response to the passage of hurricanes in Belle Bay, Newfoundland', Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 133, pp. 224 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2013.08.031
Salcedo-Castro J; Bourgault D; deYoung B, 2011, 'Circulation induced by subglacial discharge in glacial fjords: Results from idealized numerical simulations', Continental Shelf Research, vol. 31, pp. 1396 - 1406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2011.06.002
Organisational units
lensSchool of Science
Sub Theme
lensCoastal Impact