John Allen is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist working on the links between severe convection, tornadoes and climate systems. He completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia examining the impacts of climate change and variability on occurrence of severe thunderstorms in Australia.
Currently John is investigating the tornado climatology of Australia, and looking at the seasonal prediction and climate linkages to the occurrence of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes for the United States.
• Climate variability and change
• Climatology of high impact events (extratropical cyclones, tornadoes and thunderstorms)
• Seasonal prediction
• Model and dataset Evaluation
• Impacts of severe convective events on society/societal perception
Allen, J. and D. Karoly, 2013: A Climatology of Australian Severe Thunderstorm Environments 1979-2011: Inter-annual Variability and the ENSO Influence. In press, International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.3667
Allen, J. T., 2012: Supercell Storms: Melbourne’s white Christmas 2011. Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. 25, 47-51.
Allen, J., D. Karoly, and G. Mills, 2011: A severe thunderstorm climatology for Australia and associated thunderstorm environments. Australian Meteorological Oceanographic Journal, 61, 143-158.
Allen, J. T., Pezza, A. B. and Black, M. T., 2010: Explosive Cyclogenesis: A Global Climatology Comparing Multiple Reanalyses. J. Climate, 23, 6468–6484. doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3437.1