Richard Allen, Ph.D.
Professor, Water Resources Research Program
Rick Allen specializes in evapotranspiration, irrigation water requirements and hydrologic systems. His research focuses on developing physics-based approaches and tools to quantify and solve water-related problems, including water consumption over large areas using satellite-based energy balance. Allen maintains a close partnership with Idaho Department of Water Resources on developing and applying the METRIC satellite-based evapotranspiration model.
- Ph.D., 1984, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho
- M.S. 1977, Agricultural Engineering, University of Idaho
- B.S. 1974, Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University
- Water resources systems
- Conjunctive management of groundwater and surface water
- Hydrology of natural and irrigated systems and wetlands
- Water quality
- Irrigation water requirements and irrigation systems design
- Allen, R.G., M. Tasumi* and R. Trezza*. 2007. Satellite-based energy balance for mapping evapotranspiration with internalized calibration (METRIC) – Model. ASCE J. Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 133(4):380-394.
- Allen, R.G., R. Trezza* and M. Tasumi*. 2006. Analytical integrated functions for daily solar radiation on slopes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 139:55-73.
- Tasumi*, M., and R.G. Allen. 2007. Satellite-based ET mapping to assess variation in ET with timing of crop development. Agricultural Water Management 88:54-62.
- Clemmens, A. J., R.G. Allen, and C.M. Burt. 2008. Technical concepts related to conservation of irrigation and rainwater in agricultural systems. Water Resources Research, 44:1-16.
- Choi, M., W.P. Kustas, M.C. Anderson, R.G. Allen, F. Li, and J.H. Kjaersgaard*. 2009. An intercomparison of three remote sensing-based surface energy balance algorithms over a corn and soybean production region (Iowa, U.S.) during SMACEX. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149:2082–2097.
- Santos, C., I.J. Lorite*, M. Tasumi*, R.G. Allen, E. Fereres. 2007. Integrating Satellite-based Evapotranspiration with Simulation Models for Irrigation Management at the Scheme Level. Irrigation Science 26(2):277-288.
- Tasumi*, M., R.G. Allen, R. Trezza*. 2008. Rapid operational estimation of at- surface reflectance and albedo from Landsat and MODIS satellites. ASCE J. Hydrologic Engineering 13(2):51-63.
- Allen, R.G. 2008. Quality Assessment of Weather Data and Micrometeorological Flux - Impacts on Evapotranspiration Calculation. J. Agricult. Meteorology. 64(4):191-204.
- De Bruin, H.A.R., O.K. Hartogensis, R.G. Allen and J.W.J.L. Kramer. 2005. Note on the regional advection perturbations in an irrigated desert (RAPID) experiment. Theor. and Applied Climatology 80:143-152 (DOI: 10.1007/s00704-004-0095-y)
- Allen, R.G. and L.S. Pereira. 2009. Estimating crop coefficients from fraction of ground cover and height. Irrigation Science, Vol. 28(1):17- 34.
*former or current graduate students or post-docs
Outstanding Faculty for Research, College of Engineering, 2010