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refereed journal papers

Ottmar, R.D., Hiers, K.H., Clements, C.B., Butler, B., Dickinson, M.B., Potter, B., O’Brien, J.J., Hudak, A.T.,Rowell, E.M., Zajkowski, T.J. Measurements, datasets and preliminary results from the RxCADRE project. Special Issue, International Journal of Wildland Fire, Submitted

Clements, C.B., N. Lareau, J. Contezac, B. Davis, D. Seto, C. Teske. B. Butler, D. Jimenez: Meteorological measurements and fire weather conditions during RxCADRE. International Journal of Wildland Fire, Submitted.

Yates, E., L. Iraci, T. Tanaka, Roby, M. P. Hamil, C. Clements, N. Lareau, J. Contezac, M. Loewenstein, W. Gore, 2014: Airborne observations of carbon dioxide and methane emission ratios from the Yosemite Rim wildfire, California. Environmental Research Letters, Submitted.

Clements, C.B., and Seto, D., 2015: Observations of fire-atmosphere interactions and near-surface heat transport on a slope. Boundary-Layer Meteorology. In Press.

Clements, C. B. and A. Oliphant 2014: The California State University- Mobile Atmospheric Profiling System      (CSU-MAPS): A facility for research and education in boundary-layer meteorology. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, In Press.

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

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.

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.

Virkkula, A., Levula, J., Pohja, T., Aalto, P. P., Keronen, P., Schobesberger, S., Clements, C. B., Pirjola, L., Kieloaho, A.-J., Kulmala, L., Aaltonen, H., Patokoski, J., Pumpanen, J., Rinne, J., Ruuskanen, T.,   Pihlatie, M., Manninen, H. E., Aaltonen, V., Junninen, H., Petäjä, T., Backman, J., Dal Maso, M., Nieminen, T., Olsson, T., Grönholm, T., Kerminen, V.-M., Schultz, D. M., Kukkonen, J., Sofiev, M.,   de Leeuw, G.,    Bäck, J., Hari, P., and Kulmala, M. 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.

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

Kochanski, A. Jenkins, M., Mandel, J., Beezley, J, Clements, C.B., S. Krueger, 2013: Evaluation of WRF-Sfire Performance with Field Observations from the FireFlux Experiment. Geosci. Model Dev., 6, 1109-1126, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1109-2013.

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

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 situ   Monitoring 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.

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. 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. PDF

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.

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, W. O. J. Brown, and S. P. Oncley, 2008: METCRAX 2006 - Meteorological experiments in Arizona's Meteor Crater. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 89, 1665-1680. PDF

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.

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.PDF

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.*Article Featured on Cover PDF

Zhong, S., H. In, and C. 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.

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. PDF

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. PDF

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. PDF

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thesis and dissertation

Clements, C. B.  2007: Experimental Studies of Fire-Atmosphere Interactions during Grass Fires. University of Houston Ph.D. Dissertation, 142 pp.

Clements, C. B. 2001: Cold Air Pool Evolution and Dynamics in a Mountain Basin. University of Utah M.S. Thesis, 100 pp.

selected conference papers

Day, B.M., C. B. Clements and B. Rappenglueck. Nocturnal boundary layer evolution in Houston during the TEXAQSII campaign, 10th Conference on atmospheric chemistry, New Orleans, LA 21-24 January, 2008.

Clements, C. B., B. Rappenglück, R. Perna, B. Day, M. Patel, B. Lefer, and G. Morris. Evolution and Structure of the Urban Boundary Layer in Houston, 10th Conference on atmospheric chemistry, New Orleans, LA 21-24 January, 2008.

Rappenglueck, B., S. Alvarez, R. Boudreaux, M. Buhr, D. Byun, F. Y. Cheng, C. Clements, J. Flynn, R. Fuller, L. Kauffman, B. Lefer, M. Leuchner, W. Luke, B. McEvoy-Day, G. Morris, F. Ngan, L. Pedemonte, R. Perna, M. Shauck, and G. Zanin The Vertical Mixing Experiment during TexAQS II, 10th Conference on atmospheric chemistry, New Orleans, LA 21-24 January, 2008.

Lefer,B., B. Rappenglueck, J. H. Flynn, W. T. Luke, and C. B. Clements Photochemical and meteorological conditions during the 2006 TexAQS II Radical and Aerosol Measurement Project (TRAMP), 10th Conference on atmospheric chemistry, New Orleans, LA 21-24 January, 2008.

Clements, C.B., S. Zhong, W.E. Heilman, X. Bian, 2007: Thermodynamic Structure of a Grass Fire Plume, Eos Trans. AGU,  88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A53A-0911

Day, B. M., C.B. Clements, B. Rappenglueck, 2007: Observations of the Nocturnal Boundary Layer and Morning Transitional Periods in Houston, Texas during the TexAQS II Campaign, Eos Trans. AGU,  88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., A51B-0348

Clements, C.B., 2007:An overview of the FireFlux experiment, 7th Conference on fire and forest meteorology, Bar Harbor, ME, October 22-26, 2007

Keifer, C., C.B. Clements, B.Potter, 2007: Plume moisture enhancement observed during FireFlux, 7th Conference on fire and forest meteorology, Bar Harbor, ME, October 22-26, 2007

Clements, C.B., S. Zhong, W.E. Heilman, X. Bian, and S. Goodrick,2007: Turbulent kinetic energy and fire-induced winds observed during FireFlux, 7th Conference on fire and forest meteorology, Bar Harbor, ME, October 22-26, 2007

Day, B. M., C.B. Clements, B. Rappenglueck, 2007: Nocturnal Boundary Layer Evolution in Houston during the TexAQS II Campaign. AMS, Seventh symposium of the urban environment, San Diego, CA 9-13 September, 2007.

Clements, C. B., Zhong, S.,W. Yao, C.D.Whiteman,T.Horst, 2007: Slope flows observed during METCRAX. Preprints, International Conference on Alpine Meteorology, Chambéry, France, 4-8 June, 2007. 

Clements, C. B. and S. Zhong, 2007: Plume Energetics and Dynamics of Grass Fires, 2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, Destin, FL March 27-29 2007.

Clements, C. B., Zhong, S., Li, J., Goodrick, S., Bian, X., Heilman, W., Charney, J., Potter, B., Aumann, G., 2006: Turbulence and Dynamics of Wildland Grass Fires: The FireFlux Experiment, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract A11E-05

Clements C. B. , S. Zhong, S. Goodrick, X. Bian, B. Potter, W. Heilman, J. Charney, R. Perna, M.Jang, D. Lee, M. Patel, S. Street, S. Krueger, J. Li, and G. Aumann, 2006: Observing the Dynamics of Wildland Grass Fires: FireFlux-A Field Validation Experiment. 3rd international Fire ecology and Management Congress, November 13-17

Zhong, S., C. B. Clements, J. Li, X. Bian, and  S. DeWekker, 2006: Washoe Zephyr- a daytime downslope wind in the lee of the Sierra Nevada. Preprints,12th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, August 28- Sept. 1, Santa Fe, NM.

Clements, C. B., B.E. Potter, S. Zhong, 2005: In-situ Measurements of Water Vapor, Heat and CO2 Fluxes using a micrometeorological tower and tethered balloon system within a prescribed Prairie Fire. Preprints, Joint Sixth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology/19th Interior West Fire Council Meeting 25-27 October 2005 Canmore, AB, Canada.

Clements, C. B. and Shiyuan Zhong, 2005: Daytime down-canyon winds in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Preprints, 28th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology, Zadar, Croatia, May 23-27, 2005.

Clements, C. B., S. Zhong, S-B. Kim, S. Kim, J.D. Burley, 2004: High-altitude ozone concentrations in Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada. Preprints 13th Joint Conference on Applications on Air Pollution Meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Association, Vancouver, B.C., 22-27 August 2004, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Clements, C. B., S. Zhong, J.D. Burley, 2004: Thermally-driven wind systems and high-altitude ozone concentrations in Yosemite National Park. Preprints,11th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 21-25 June 2004, Bartlett, NH, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Clements, C. B., and Shiyuan Zhong, 2004: The role of the Topographic Amplification Factor in the breakup of nocturnal inversions in Yosemite Valley, Sierra Nevada. Preprints, 11th Conference on Mountain Meteorology,  21-25 June 2004, Bartlett, NH, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Grimmond C. S. B, H.-B. Su, B. Offerle, B. Crawford, S.Scott, S. Zhong, and C. Clements, 2004: Variability of sensible heat   fluxes in a surburban area of Oklahoma City.  Preprints, The Symposium on Planning, Nowcasting, and Forecasting in the Urban Zone.,  Seattle, WA, 12-14 January 2004, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Whiteman, C.D., C. B. Clements, J. D. Horel, 2002: Turbulent and Radiative Flux Divergences in Cold Pools that form within a High Elevation Basin. Preprints, 15th Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence, 15-19 July 2002, Wageningen, The Netherlands, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

McMeeking, G. R., C.D. Whiteman, S. Powell, C. B. Clements, 2002: Terrain and Ambient wind effects on the warming footprint of a wind machine.  Preprints, 24th Conference on Forest and Agricultural Meteorology, Norfork, Virgina, Amer. Meteor. Soc.

Clements, C. B., C. D. Whiteman, J. D. Horel, 2000: Observations of a Cold Air Pool in a Remote Mountain Basin. Preprints, Ninth Conference on Mountain  Meteorology, Aspen, CO, Amer. Meteor. Soc. Aug. 7-11, 2000.

Clements, C. B., 1998:  Some Observations of Mountain and Valley Winds in the Sierra Nevada. Preprints, Eighth Conference on Mountain Meteorology, Flagstaff, AZ, Amer. Meteor. Soc. 1998.