M.S. Degree Theses [link]

Journal Articles


Liu, Y. A. Kochanski, K. Baker, W. Mell, R. Linn, R. Paugam, J. Mandel, A. Fournier, M. A. Jenkins, S. Goodrick, G. Achemeier, F. Zhao, R. Ottmar, N. French, N. Larkin, T. Brown, A. Hudak, M. Dickinson, B. Poter, C. Clements, S. Urbanski, S. Prichard, A. Watts, D. McNamara, 2019: Fire behavior and smoke modeling: Model improvement and measurement needs for next-generation operational smoke prediction systems. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 28(8) 570-588.

Clements C. B.,   A. K. Kochanski, D. Seto, B. Davis, C. Camacho, N. P. Lareau, J. Contezac, J. Restaino, W. E. Heilman , S. K. Krueger, B. Butler , R. D. Ottmar, R. Vihnanek, J. Flynn, J.B. Filippi, T. Barboni, D. E. Hall, J. Mandel, M.A. Jenkins, J. O'Brien, B. Hornsby, and C. Teske, 2019: The FireFlux II experiment: a model-guided field experiment to improve understanding of fire–atmosphere interactions and fire spread. International Journal of Wildland Fire 28(4) 308-326. [link]

Prichard, S., N. Sim Larkin, R. Ottmar, N. H.F. French, K. Baker, T. Brown , C. Clements , M. Dickinson, A. Hudak, A. Kochanski, R. Linn, Y. Liu, B. Potter, W. Mell, D. Tanzer, S. Urbanski, and A. Watts, 2019: The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment—A Plan for Integrated, Large Fire–Atmosphere Field Campaigns, Atmosphere, 10, 66. [link]


Clements, C.B., N.P. Lareau, D. E. Kingmill, C. L. Bowers, C. P. Camacho, R. Bagley, and B. Davis, 2018: RaDFIRE-The Rapid Deployments to Wildfires Experiment: observations from the fire front. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 99, 2539-2559.  [link]

Liang, X. , S. Miao, J. Li, R. Bornstein, X. Zhang, Y. Gao, X. Cao, F. Chen, Z. Cheng, C. Clements, W. Dabberdt, A. Ding, D. Ding, J. J. Dou, J. X. Dou, Y. Dou, C. S. B. Grimmond, J. Gonzalez-Cruz, J. He, M. Huang, X. Huang, S. Ju, Q. Li, D. Niyogi, J. Quan, J. Sun, J. Z. Sun, M. Yu, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Zheng, M. Zhou, 2018: SURF: Understanding and predicting urban convection and haze. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 


Lareau, N.P., and Clements, C.B., 2017: The Mean and Turbulent Properties of a Wildfire Convective Plume, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 56(8), 2289–2299. [link]

Jeong J, Cui X, Blake DR, Miller B., Montzka SA, Andrews A, Guha A, Martien P, Bambha RP, LaFranchi B, Michelsen HA , Clements CB, Glaize P, and Fischer M.L., 2017: Estimating methane emissions from biological and fossil-fuel sources in the San Francisco Bay Area, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 486–495. 

Bagley, J. S. Jeong, S. Newman, Y.-K. Hsu, J. Zhang, C Priest, M. Campos-Pineda, A E Andrews, L. Bianco, M. Lloyd, N. P. Lareau, C. B. Clements, M. L. Fischer, 2017, Assessment of an Atmospheric Transport Model for Annual Inverse Estimates of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 1901–1918. 


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.


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


Sun, J., Oncley, S. Burns, B. B. Stephens, D. H. Lenschow, T. Campos , R. K. Monson, D.S. Schimel, W. J. Sacks, S. F. J. De Wekk er, C.T. Lai, B. Lamb, D. Ojima, P. Z. Ellsworth, L.S. L. Sternberg, S. Zhong, C. B. Clements, D.J. P. Moo re, D. E. Anderso n, A.S. Watt, J. Hu, M. Tschudi, S. Aulenbach, E. Allwine, and T. Coons. 2010: A Multiscale and Multidisciplinary Investigation of Ecosystem- Atmosphere CO2 Exchange over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 209- 230

Day, B.M., B. Rappengluck, C. B. Clements, S.C. Tucker, W.A. Brewer 2010: Nocturnal Boundary Layer Characteristics and Land Breeze Development in Houston, Texas during TexAQS II. Atmospheric Environment, 44, 4014–4023. 

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.

Whiteman, C. D., A. Muschinski, S. Zhong, D. Fritts, S. W. Hoch, M. Hahnenberger, W. Yao, V. Hohreiter, M. Behn, Y. Cheon, C. B. Clements, T. W. Horst, and W. O. J. Brown, 2008: METCRAX 2006 - Meteorological experiments in Arizona's Meteor Crater. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 1665-1680. 

Zhong, S., J. Li, C.B. Clements, S. DeWekker, and X .Bian. 2008: A note on the forcing mechanisms for Washoe Zephyr - a daytime downslope wind phenomenon in the Great Basin east of the Sierra Nevada. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Vol. 47(1). pp. 339–350. 


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.

Zhong, S., H. In, and C. B. Clements, 2007: Impact of turbulence, land surface, and radiation parameterizations on simulated boundary layer properties in a coastal environment, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D13110, doi:10.1029/ 

2006 JD008274. 


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.

2004 and prior

Whiteman, C. D., B. Pospichal, S. Eisenbach P. Weihs, C. B. Clements, R. Steinacker, E. Mursch-Radlgruber, and M. Dorninger, 2004: Inversion breakup in small Rocky Mountain and Alpine basins. J. Appl. Meteor., 43 (8), 1069-1082. 

Clements, C. B., C. D. Whiteman, J. D. Horel, 2003: Cold-air-pool structure and evolution in a mountain basin: Peter Sinks, Utah. J. Appl. Meteor, 42 (6), 752-768. 

Clements, C. B., 1999: Mountain and Valley Winds of Lee Vining Canyon, Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, Vol. 31(3), pp. 293-302.