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Department of Soil and Water Systems

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

Phone: 208-885-0111

Email: cals-sws@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/sws

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Richard Allen, Ph.D.

Richard Allen

Professor, Water Resources Research Program

Phone

208-423-6601

Mailing Address

Kimberly Research and Extension Center
University of Idaho
3793 N 3600 E
Kimberly, ID 83341

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
  • Evapotranspiration
  • 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

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Department of Soil and Water Systems

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340
Moscow, ID 83844-2340

Phone: 208-885-0111

Email: cals-sws@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cals/sws

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