Dr. Lareau joined UNR in 2018. His research program leverages modern observing and modeling systems to advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics across a range of scales. Dr. Lareau's previous professional appointments include: Faculty at San Jose State University, post-doctoral scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Post-Doctoral Scholar at San Jose State University. Dr. Lareau earned both MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Science from the University of Utah. He also holds an undergraduate degree (BFA) in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.
My research focuses on high-impact weather in the western United States.Research foci include: Fire weather and wildfire plume dynamics, complex terrain boundary layers, cumulus convection, orographic precipitation, and synoptic-scale weather systems.
ATMS 410/610 AIRFLOW AND WEATHER DYNAMICS
ATMS 413/613 INTRODUCTION TO SYNOPTIC
- Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh, PA,Fine Art, BFA, 2002
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Atmospheric Science, MS, 2010
- University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT,Atmospheric Science, PhD, 2014
- Lareau, N. P., Nauslar, N. J., & Abatzoglou, J. T., 2018. The Carr fire vortex: A case of pyrotornadogenesis? Geophysical Research Letters, 45
- Clements, C.B., N.P. Lareau, D.E. Kingsmill, C.L. Bowers, C.P. Camacho, R. Bagley, and B. Davis, 2018: RaDFIRE-The Rapid Deployments to Wildfires Experiment: Observations from the fire zone. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, early online release
- 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, 2289-2299.
- Lareau, N.P., and Clements, C. B., 2016: Environmental controls on pyrocumulus and pyrocumulonimbus initiation and development, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 4005-4022, 2016 doi:10.5194/acp-16-4005-2016
- Lareau, N.P., and Clements, C. B., 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