Virtual Café Scientifique: Observing Fire-Atmosphere Interactions
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Wildfires have become a near-constant threat in the western United States, costing thousands of lives annually and leaving widespread economic devastation in their wake. With the ever-lengthening fire season now lasting up to eight months of the year, an increasing number of Californians find themselves living in perpetual fear of the next wildfire warning. Our speaker this month, Dr. Craig B. Clements, who has conducted groundbreaking fieldwork studying the impact of fire weather on fire spread (and was featured just this week in CNN and the SF Chronicle), will discuss his research at our upcoming virtual Café Scientifique event on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Please register for the event at bit.ly/craigbclements. To learn more about us, please visit our website at cafescipa.org and find us on Twitter @cafescisv.
Dr. Craig Clements is a Professor of Meteorology at San José State University and Director of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center. He leads research on fire weather, extreme fire behavior, fire-atmosphere interactions, and conducting wildland fire field experiments. Dr. Clements has over 20 years of experience in meteorological field observations and teaches courses in Fire Weather, Wildfire Science, Mountain Meteorology, Climate Change, and Meteorological Instrumentation. His research has been featured in PBS NOVA, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Time, CNN, and Scientific American.