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About Craig B. Clements

Dr. Craig Clements is a Professor of Meteorology at San José State University and Director of the National Science Foundation I/UCRC Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. He leads research on fire weather, extreme fire behavior, fire-atmosphere interactions, and conducting wildfire field experiments. Dr. Clements has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and teaches courses in Fire Weather, Wildfire Science, Mountain Meteorology, Climate Change, and Meteorological Instrumentation. He received his PhD in Geophysics from the University of Houston, his MS in Meteorology from the University of Utah, and a BS degree in Geography from the University of Nevada. His research is often featured in the media including PBS NOVA, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Time, CNN, and Scientific American. In 2021, Dr. Clements provided testimony to Congress during a committee hearing on The State of Federal Wildland Fire Science. 

Positions

Present Associate Professor, San Jose State University Meteorology and Climate Science
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2012

Courses

  • Meteorology 163: Meteorological Instrumentation
  • Meteorology 164: Introduction to Fire Weather
  • Meteorology 115: Wildfire in the Earth System

Education

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2007 Ph.D., University of Houston
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2001 M.S., University of Utah
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1995 B.S., University of Nevada, Reno
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Contact Information

craig.clements@sjsu.edu

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Refereed Publications (41)