UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

George Allen


Email: 
geoallen at unc.edu
Office: Mitchell Hall 208

B.S., Geology, UC Davis, 2008
M.S., UNC Chapel Hill, 2012
Ph.D., UNC Chapel Hill, current

I am a doctoral candidate working with Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky in the Global Hydrology Lab. 

In an effort to further our understanding of global water resources, flood hazards, and carbon evasion, I use remote sensing data and historical records to quantify fluvial geomorphology and hydrology worldwide. 

Check out the NARWidth data distribution website here: http://gaia.geosci.unc.edu/NARWidth

Apart from research, I enjoy the outdoors, traveling, growing vegetables, and knocking back a cold homebrew on a hot Chapel Hill evening.

Peer-reviewed articles 

Yoon, Y.,  Beighley, E., Lee, H., Pavelsky, T.M., Allen, G.H., (in review), Estimating flood discharges in reservoir-regulated river basins by integrating synthetic SWOT satellite observations and hydrologic modelling. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences.

Allen, G.H.,  Pavelsky, T.M., (2015), Patterns of river width and surface area newly revealed by the satellite-derived North American River Width (NARWidth) data set. Geophysical Research Letters. doi: 10.1002/2014GL062764. 

Pavelsky, T.M., Durand, M.T., Andreadis, K.M., Beighley, R.E., Paiva, R.C.D., Allen, G.H., Miller, Z.F., (2014), Assessing the Potential Global Impact of SWOT River Observations. Journal of Hydrology. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.08.044.

Miller, Z.F., Pavelsky, T.M., and Allen, G.H., (2014), Quantifying river form variations in the Mississippi Basin using remotely sensed imagery. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. doi:10.5194/hess-18-4883-2014.

Pavelsky, T.M., Allen, G.H., and Miller, Z.F., (2014), Patterns of river width in the Yukon River Basin observed from space, AGU Books.

Allen, G.H., Barnes, J.B., Pavelsky, T.M., Kirby,  E., (2013), Lithologic and tectonic controls on bedrock channel form at the northwest Himalayan front. Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface. doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20113.

First author conference abstracts

Allen, G.H., (2015), Total Surface Area of North America in Rivers and Streams Larger Than Previously Thought. Presented at the 2015 North Carolina GIS Conference, Raleigh, N. Carolina, 26-27 Feb.

Allen, G.H., T.M. Pavelsky, (2014), Patterns of river width and surface area newly revealed by the satellite-derived North American River Width (NARWidth) dataset. Presented at 2014 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec.

Allen, G.H., T.M. Pavelsky, (2014), Scaling river width and surface area from continental river networks to first-order streams. Presented at 2014 CUAHSI Biennial Colloquium. Shepherdstown, WV. 28-30 July.

Allen, G.H., T.M. Pavelsky, Z.F. Miller (2013), Quantifying river widths of North America from satellite imagery. H31F-1242, Presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec.

Allen, G.H., J.B. Barnes, T.M. Pavelsky, E. Kirby (2012), Bedrock channel adjustment to variations in tectonics and lithology at the Himalayan front in northwest India, EP51B-0992 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 2-7 Dec.

Allen, G.H., J.B. Barnes, T.M. Pavelsky, Kirby, E. (2012), River channel width and hillslope relief correlations across tectonic and lithologic environments.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p. 416.

Allen, G.H., J.B. Barnes, T.M. Pavelsky, E. Kirby (2011), Steady-state bedrock river response to tectonic and lithologic variations across active folds at the northwest Himalayan front, Abstract EP23C-0781 presented at 2011 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 5-9 Dec. 

Allen, G.H., J.B. Barnes, T.M. Pavelsky (2011), Quantitative mapping of river channel response to Himalayan frontal thrust deformation, NW India. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 43, No. 5, p. 607.

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