Richard Allen, Ph.D.
UI Kimberly Research and Extension Center
3793 N 3600 E
Kimberly, ID 83341
Rick Allen leads the Water Resources Research Program at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center. He 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