Lareau, N. P. and C.B. Clements, 2016: Environmental controls on pyrocumulus and pyrocumulonimbus  initiation and development, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16, 4005-4022 [link]

Clements, C.B., Lareau N., Seto D., Contezac J., Davis B., Teske C., Zajkowski T.J., Hudak A., Bright B., Dickenson M.B., Butler B., Jimenez D., Heirs J.K., 2016: Fire weather conditions and fire-atmosphere interactions  observed during low-intensity prescribed fires —RxCADRE 2012. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 25(1) 90-101. [link]

Ottmar, R. D., J. K. Hiers, C.B. Clements, B. Butler, M. B. Dickinson, B. Potter, J. J. O’Brien, A. T. Hudak, E. M. Rowell, and T. J. Zajkowski, 2016:  Measurements, datasets and preliminary results from the   RxCADRE  project.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, 25(1)1-9.

Yates, E. L.,  L. T. Iraci, H. B. Singh, T. Tanaka, M. C. Roby, P. Hamill, C. B. Clements,  N. Lareau, J.   Contezac, D. Blake, I. Simpson, A. Wisthaler, G. Diskin, A. Beyersdorf, Y. Choi, T. Ryerson, J. Jimenez,  M. Loewenstein,W. Gore, 2016: Airborne measurements and emission estimates of greenhouse gases and  other trace constituents from the 2013 California Yosemite Rim wildfire. Atmospheric Environment, 127, 293–302. [link]


Lareau, N. P. and C.B. Clements, 2015: Cold Smoke: smoke-induced density currents cause unexpected smoke transport near large wildfires, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11513-11520, doi:10.5194/acp-15-11513-2015, 2015. [link]

Heilman, W.E., C.B. Clements, S. Seto, X. Bian, N. S. Skowronski, J. L. Hom, 2015: Observations of Fire-Induced Turbulence Regimes During Low-Intensity Wildland Fires in Forested Environments:  Implications for Smoke Dispersion, Atmospheric Science Letters, 16, 453–460. [link]

Clements, C.B., and Seto, D., 2015: Observations of fire-atmosphere interactions and near-surface heat transport on a slope. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 154, 409–426. [link]


Seto, D., T. Strand, C. B. Clements, H. Thistle, R. Mickler, 2014: Wind and Plume ThermodynamicStructures during Low-Intensity Subcanopy Fires.  Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 119, 53-61.

Clements, C. B. and A. Oliphant 2014: The California State University Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System: A facility for research and education in boundary-layer meteorology. Bulletin of theAmerican Meteorological Society, 95, 1713–1724. [link]

Virkkula, A T. Pohja, P.P. Aalto, P. Keronen, S. Schobesberger, C.B. Clements, T. Petäjä, and M. Kumala, 2014: Airborne measurements of aerosols and carbon dioxide during a prescribed fire experiment at a boreal forest site Boreal Env. Res. 19 (suppl. B). 153-181.

Virkkula, A., et al., 2014: Prescribed burning of logging slash in the boreal forest of Finland: emissions and effects on meteorological quantities and soil properties. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 4473–4502, 2014.

Schroeder, W., E. Ellicott, C. Ichoku, L. Ellison, M. Dickinson, R. Ottmar,  C. Clements; D. Hall, V. Ambrosia, and R. Kremens, 2014: Integrated active fire retrievals and biomass burning emissions using complementary near coincident ground, airborne and spaceborne sensor data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 140, 719-730.


Kochanski, A. Jenkins, M., Mandel, J., Beezley, J, Clements, C.B., S. Krueger, 2013: Evaluation of WRF-SfirePerformance with Field Observations from the FireFlux Experiment. Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1109–1126.

Charland*, A. M. and C. B. Clements, 2013: Kinematic structure of a wildland fire plume observed by Doppler lidar, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 118, 3200-3212. [link]

Seto*, D., C. B., Clements, and W.E. Heilman, 2013: Turbulence spectra measured during fire front passage. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 169, 195-210. [link]

Filippi, J.B., X. Pialat, C.B. Clements, 2013: Assessment of FOREFIRE/MESONH for wildland fire/atmosphere coupled simulation of the FireFlux experiment. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 34(2), pp. 2633-2640.

2012 and before

Kiefer*, C. M., Clements, C. B., and B.E. Potter, 2012: Application of a Mini-Unmanned Aircraft System for In situMonitoring of Fire Plume Thermodynamics Properties, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29(3), 309-315.

Seto*, D., and C. B.,   Clements, 2011: Fire Whirl Evolution Observed during a Valley Wind-Sea Breeze Reversal. Journal of Combustion,   Volume 2011, 13 pages. doi:10.1155/2011/569475

Clements, C. B., 2010:   Thermodynamic structure of a grass fire plume. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 19, 895-902.

Clements, C. B., S. Zhong, X. Bian, W. E. Heilman, and D. W. Byun, 2008: First observations of turbulence generated by grass fires, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D22102, doi:10.1029/2008JD010014.

Clements, C. B., S. Zhong, S. Goodrick, J. Li, X. Bian, B.E. Potter, W. E. Heilman, J.J. Charney, R. Perna, M. Jang, D. Lee, M.Patel,S. Street and G. Aumann, 2007: Observing the Dynamics of Wildland Grass Fires: FireFlux- A Field Validation Experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88(9),1369-1382. PDF

Clements, C. B., B.E. Potter, S. Zhong, 2006: In situ Measurements of Water Vapor, Heat and CO2 Fluxes within a prescribed Grass Fire. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 15(3), 299-306.

*student author


(*student presenter)

Lareau, N.P., and C.B. Clements, May 2015 (oral): Cold Smoke: Density currents cause unexpected smoke transport from large wildfires, 11th Symposium on Forest and Fire Meteorology, Minneapolis, MN

Clements, C.B., and N.P. Lareau, May 2015 (oral): Plume Observations from the RaDFire Campaign. 11th Symposium on Forest and Fire Meteorology, Minneapolis, MN

Camacho*, C.P., N.P. Lareau, and C.B. Clements, May 2015 (oral): Boundary-Layer and  Synoptic Meteorology of the King Fire, CA, 11th Symposium on Forest and Fire Meteorology, Minneapolis, MN 

Lareau, N.P., and C.B. Clements, December 2014 (oral): Smoke-induced density currents, American Geophysical Union-Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA 

Lareau, N.P., and C.B. Clements, December 2014 (poster): Doppler Lidar Observations of Plume Dynamics from Large Wildfires, American Geophysical Union-Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Lareau, N.P., and C.B. Clements, August 2014 (poster): Boundary Layer Structure and Diurnal Mountain Winds in the Sierra Nevada: Mobile Doppler Lidar Observations, AMS 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, San Diego, CA.

Davis*, B. A., C.B. Clements, J. Contezac, D. Seto, 2013: Photogrammetric analysis of a fire front passage with Doppler wind lidar. Tenth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, October 14-18, 2013 Bowling Green, Kentucky. *BEST SCIENTIST AWARD

Contezac*, J., C. B. Clements, D. Seto, D. Hall, B. Davis, A. Charland, 2013: Micrometeorology of Fire Front Passage Observed in Complex Terrain. Proceedings, 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conf., Raleigh, NC.

Contezac*, J., C. B. Clements, D. Seto, D. Hall, and B. Davis, 2013: Vorticity and Turbulence Observations During a Wildland Fire on Sloped Terrain. Proceedings, 46th Annual Amer. Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Charland*, A. M., C. B. Clements, and B. A. Davis, 2013: Doppler lidar observations of fire-induced circulations in the convection column of a wildland fire plume, 6th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications, Austin, TX 6-10 January 2013.

Charland*, A. M. and C. B. Clements,2012: Application of a portable Doppler wind lidar for wildfire plume measurements, 16th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation, New Orleans, LA 23-27 January 2012.

Charland*, A., C. B. Clements, and D. Seto, 2011: Fire plume kinematic structure observed using a Doppler wind lidar, 9th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, Palm Springs, CA 18-20 October 2011.

Charland, A., C. B. Clements, and D. Seto, 2010: Observations of cold air pooling in a narrow mountain valley, 14th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Olympic Valley, CA 30 August- 3 September 2010.   

Seto*, D., C. Clements, J. Coen, 2010: Observations and Modeling of Fire-Induced Winds NH41A-1489, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

Clements, C. B., and W. E. Heilman. The Grass Fires on Slopes Experiment. AMS 14th Conference on MountainMeteorology, 30 Aug. – 2 Sept., Tahoe, California.

Seto*, D., C. B. Clements, and W.E. Heilman, 2010: Fire behavior observed during a valley wind reversal. AMS 14th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 30 Aug. – 2 Sept., Tahoe, California.

Seto*, D., C. Clements, S. Strenfel, W. Heilman, X. Bian, 2009: Fire Whirl Formation in Complex Terrain, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A43C-0249

Strenfel*, S. C. Clements, F. Freedman, J.K. Hiers 2009 : Observed and Modeled Prescribed Fire Emissions and Transport Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A51I-0225

Strenfel*, S. C. Clements, K. Kiefer, J. K. Heirs, 2008: PM2.5 and Carbon Emissions from Prescribed Fire in aLongleaf Pine Ecosystem, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., A51I-0209.

Kiefer*, C., C. Clements, B. Potter, Strenfel, S., 2008: Water Vapor Enhancement in Prescribed Fire Plumes, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., A51I-0208