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Professional Interests

Coupled weather-wildland fire modeling, analysis of infrared imagery of wildfire dynamics, Numerical modeling of airflow and precipitation formation over complex terrain, wildfire behavior, wildfire modeling, realtime wildfire forecasting, thermography, wildfires and climate

Selected Articles

Coen, J. L. and W. Schroeder, 2014: The High Park Fire: Coupled weather-wildland fire model simulation of a windstorm-driven wildfire in Colorado's Front Range. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. Submitted.

Coen, J. L. and W. Schroeder, 2013: Use of spatially refined remote sensing fire detection data to initialize and evaluate coupled weather-wildfire growth model simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett. 40:5536-5541. (doi:10.1002/2013GL057868) PDF

Coen, J. L., 2013: Modeling Wildland Fires: A Description of the Coupled Atmosphere-Wildland Fire Environment Model (CAWFE). NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-500+STR. 38 pp. PDF

Coen, J. L. and P. J. Riggan, 2014: Simulation and thermal imaging of the 2006 Esperanza wildfire in southern California: Application of a coupled weather-wildland fire model. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23, 755-770. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12194

Coen, J. L., M. Cameron, J. Michalakes, E. G. Patton, P. J. Riggan, and K. M. Yedinak, 2013: WRF-Fire: Coupled Weather-Wildland Fire Modeling with the Weather Research and Forecasting Model. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 52:16-38. (doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-12-023.1) http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/JAMC-D-12-023.1 PDF

Coen, J. L., 2013: Wildfire Weather. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Ed. G. North, F. Zhang, and J. Pyle, eds. Accepted.

Coen, J.L., 2011. Some new basics of fire behavior. Fire Management Today, 71, 37-42. PDF

Coen, J., 2010: Dry lightning. Southern California Fire Journal, 1, 1-12. PDF

Coen, J. L. and C. C. Douglas, 2010: Computational Modeling of Large Wildfires: A Roadmap. Proc. 9th Intl. Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications To Business, Engineering & Science (DCABES). August 10-12, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. 5 pp. PDF

Coen, J. L., J. Daily, S. Mahalingam, 2010: Application of infrared imagery for understanding wildfire dynamics. Inframation 2010. 15pp.

Coen, J. L. and P. J. Riggan, 2010: Landscape-Scale Wildland Fire Modeling: Research & Applications. AFAC and Bushfire CRC Conf. Darwin, Sept.8-10. 11 pp.

Coen, J. L. and P. J. Riggan, 2010: A landscape-scale wildland fire study using a coupled weather-wildland fire model and airborne remote sensing. Proc. 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conf., October 25-29, 2010, Spokane, WA. Intl. Assn. Wildland Fire, Birmingham, AL, USA. CD-ROM. 12 pp.

Riggan, P.J., L. G. Wolden, R. G. Tissell, J. Coen, 2010: Remote sensing fire and fuels in Southern California. Proc. 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conf., October 25-29, 2010, Spokane, WA. Intl. Assn. Wildland Fire, Birmingham, AL, USA. CD-ROM. 14 pp.

Yedinak, K. M., B. Lamb, and J. L. Coen, 2010: Sensitivity analyses and application of WRF-Fire. Proc. 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conf., October 25-29, 2010, Spokane, WA. Intl. Assn. Wildland Fire, Birmingham, AL, USA. 11 pp.

Mandel, J., Beezley, J., Coen, J., Kim, M., 2009: Data assimilation for wildland fires: Ensemble Kalman Filters in coupled atmosphere-surface models. IEEE Control Systems Magazine, 29, 47-65.

Coen, J., 2008: Deadly fingers of flame. Southern California Fire Journal, 1, 5-6.

Mandel, J., L. S. Bennethum, J. D. Beezley, J. L. Coen, C. C. Douglas, M. Kim, A. Vodacek, 2008: A wildland fire model with data assimilation. Math. and Computers in Simulation. 78:584-606.

Wang, Z., Coen, J., Vodacek, A., 2008: Generation of synthetic infrared remote sensing scenes of wildland fire. Intl. J. Wildland Fire. 18:302-319. PDF

Beezley, J. D., S. Chakraborty, J. L. Coen, C. C. Douglas, J. Mandel, A. Vodacek, Z. Wang, 2008: Real-time data driven wildfire modeling. Intl. Conf. on Computer Science. Krakow. 8 pp.

Mandel, J., J. D. Beezley, S. Chakraborty, J. L. Coen, C.C. Douglas, and A. Vodacek: 2008: Towards a Real-time Data Driven Wildland Fire Model. 22nd IEEE Intl. Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium. Apr 14-18, Miami. 5 pp.

Coen, J. L., J. D. Beezley, L. S. Bennethum, C. C. Douglas, M. Kim, R. Kremens, J. Mandel, G. Qin, and A. Vodacek, 2007: A wildland fire dynamic data-driven application system. Preprints 11th Symp. on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Jan 14-17, San Antonio. CD-ROM Paper 3.12.

Coen, J. L., 2006: Multiple fire interactions. Preprints 5th Intl. Conf. on Forest Fire Research. Coimbra, Portugal. Nov. 27-30th. 12 pp.

Douglas, C. C., J. D. Beezley, J. Coen, R. E. Ewing, Y. Efendiev, G. Haase, M. Iskandarani, M. Kritz, R. A. Lodder, J. Mandel, G. Qin, A. Vodacek, 2006: DDDAS Approaches to wildland fire modeling and contaminant tracking. Proc. Winter Simulation Conf., Dec. 3-6, Monterey. 8 pp.

Hacker, J., J. Coen, and J. Michalakes, A Mesoscale Nature Run for Predictability, Turbulence, and Parameterization Studies. 2006. WRF User's workshop. P7.2. 2 pp.

Douglas, C. C., J. D. Beezley, J. Coen, D. Li, W. Li, A. K. Mandel, J. Mandel, Guan Qin, A. Vodacek, 2006: Demonstrating the validity of a wildfire DDDAS. Preprints 6th Intl. Conf. on Computer Science. May 28-31, Reading, UK, 8 pp.

Coen, J. L., 2005: Simulation of the Big Elk Fire using coupled atmosphere-fire modeling. Intl. J. Wildland Fire. 14:49-59. PDF

Coen, J. L., 2005: Applications of coupled atmosphere-fire modeling: Prototype demonstration of real-time modeling of fire behavior. Amer. Meteor. Soc. Joint 6th Symp. on Fire & Forest Meteor./Interior West Fire Council Conf. 25-27 October. Canmore, AB, Canada. CD-ROM, Paper 8.1

Mandel, J. L. S. Bennethum, M. Chen, L. P. Franca, C. Johns, J. L. Coen, C. C. Douglas, M. Kim, A. V. Knyazev, R. Kremens, V. Kulkarni, G. Qin, A. Vodacek, J. Wu, W. Zhao, A. Zornes, 2005: Towards a dynamic data driven application for wildfire simulation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. V.S. Sunderam, G. D. van Albada, P. M. A. Sloot, eds. Springer-Verlag, 3515:632-639. ISBN 3-540-26043-9. Computational Science - ICCS 2005: Proc. 5th Intl. Conf. Atlanta, GA, USA, May 22-25, Part II.

Clark, T. L., J. L. Coen, and D. Latham, 2004: Description of a Coupled Atmosphere-Fire Model. Intl. J. Wildland Fire. 13:49-63. PDF

Coen, J. L., S. Mahalingam, and J. W. Daily, 2004: Infrared imagery of crown-fire dynamics during FROSTFIRE. J. Appl. Meteor. 43:1241-1259. PDF

Mandel, J., M. Chen, L. P. Franca, C. Johns, A. Puhalski, J. L. Coen, C. C. Douglas, R. Kremens, A. Vodacek, W. Zhao, 2004: A note on dynamic data driven wildfire modeling. 4th Intl. Conf. on Computer Science - ICCS 2004, Krakow, Poland, Jun 6-9. In Volume 3038 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science. M. Bubak, G. D. van Albada, P. M. A. Sloot, J. J. Dongarra, eds. Springer Publishers. 725-731. ISBN: 3-540-22116-6.

Patton, E. G. and J. L. Coen, 2004: WRF-Fire: A coupled atmosphere-fire module for WRF. Preprints Joint MM5/Weather Research and Forecasting Model Users' Workshop. June 22-25. Boulder. 221-223. PDF

Coen, J. L., 2003: Wildfire Weather. Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, J. Holton, J. Pyle, and J. Curry, eds. Academic Press. PDF

Coen, J. L., 2003: Book Review of "Burning Questions: America's fight with Nature's Fire, by David Carle". The Environment. 45:36.

Coen, J. L., 2003: Infrared imagery applied for insights into wildland fire dynamics. Preprints, 5th Symp. Fire & Forest Meteorology/2nd Intl. Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress, Orlando, FL, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM, J2.9.

Coen, J. L., 2003: Simulation of wildfire incidents using coupled atmosphere-fire modeling. Preprints, 5th Symp. Fire & Forest Meteorology/2nd Intl. Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress, Orlando, FL, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM, J2.4.

Rife, D. L., T. T. Warner, Y. Liu, and J. Coen, 2003: New methods for providing high resolution weather information to wildfire managers. Preprints, 5th Symp. Fire & Forest Meteorology/2nd Intl. Fire Ecology and Fire Management Congress, Orlando, FL, American Meteorological Society, CD-ROM, 2.8.

Jenkins, M. A., T. Clark, and J. Coen, 2001: Coupling Atmospheric and Fire Models. Chapter 7, in Forest Fires: Behavior and Ecological Effects. Academic Press. E. A. Johnson and Kiyoko Miyanishi, eds. 600 pp.

Coen, J. L., 2001: Wildfire Research at NCAR: Wildfire simulations, observations of fire dynamics, and applications for hazard management. 3rd Intl. Conf. Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry. Denver, November 5-7. 4 pp.

Radke, L. R., T. L. Clark, J. L. Coen, C. Walther, R. N. Lockwood, P.J. Riggin, J. Brass, and R. Higgans, 2000: The WildFire Experiment (WiFE): Observations with airborne remote sensors. Canadian J. Remote Sensing. 26:406-417. PDF

Reinking, R. F., J. B. Snider, and J. L. Coen, 2000: Influences of storm-embedded orographic gravity waves on cloud liquid water and precipitation. J. Appl. Meteor. 39:733-759. PDF

Clark T. L., L. F. Radke, J. L. Coen, D. Middleton, 1999: Analysis of Small-Scale Convective Dynamics in a Crown Fire Using Infrared Video Camera Imagery. J. Appl. Meteor. 38:1401-1420. PDF

Clark, T. L., T. Keller, J. Coen, P. Neilley, H. Hsu and W. D. Hall, 1997: Terrain-induced Turbulence over Lantau Island: 7 June 1994 Tropical Storm Russ Case Study. J. Atmos. Sci., 54:1795-1814. PDF

Clark, T. L., M. A. Jenkins, J. Coen and David Packham, 1996: A Coupled Atmospheric-Fire Model: Convective Feedback on Fire Line Dynamics. J. Appl. Meteor., 35, 875-901. PDF

Clark, T. L., M. A. Jenkins, J. Coen and David Packham, 1996: A Coupled Atmospheric-Fire Model: Convective Froude number and Dynamic Fingering. Intl. Journal of Wildland Fire. 6:177-190. PDF

Clark, T.L., W.D. Hall, and J.L. Coen, 1996: Source Code Documentation for the Clark-Hall Cloud-scale Model Code Version G3CH01. NCAR Technical Note NCAR/TN-426+STR, DOI: 10.5065/D67W694V. PDF

Srivastava, R. C. and J. L. Coen, 1993: Reply (to Comments of M. Kulmala). J. Atmos. Sci., 50, 4104-4106. PDF

Coen, J. L., 1992: A numerical study of the microburst downdraft and outflow: The interaction of precipitation microphysics and dynamics. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Chicago. 151 pp.

Srivastava, R. C., and J. L. Coen, 1992: New explicit equations for the accurate calculation of the growth and evaporation of hydrometeors by the diffusion of water vapor. J. Atmos. Sci. 49, 1643-1651. PDF


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