Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi
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Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi

Junior Fellow
Michigan Society of Fellows

Twitter: @CGerleinSafdi

Office: 2517C Space Research Building
Phone: 734.647.3445
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  • PhD, 2017, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University
  • MEng, 2012, Geophysical Engineering, Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (EOST), France
  • MSc, 2011, Environmental Engineering, Uni. of Strasbourg, France
  • BSc, 2009, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Uni. of Strasbourg, France


Using CYGNSS data to understand the daily cycle of canopy water dynamics and rainfall interception

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Remote sensing of vegetation
  • Ecohydrology
  • Canopy water dynamics
  • Non-meteoric water deposition
  • Land-use change

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Updated: 2018-10-11