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

In an effort to further our understanding of global water resources, flood hazards, and sediment flux, I use remote sensing data and historical records to quantify fluvial geomorphology and runoff variability worldwide. 

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

Papers:

Allen, G. H., Pavelsky T.M., (in review), Patterns of river width and surface area newly revealed by the satellite-derived North American River Width (NARWidth) dataset. Geophysical Research Letters.

Pavelsky, T. M., Durand, M. T., Andreadis, K. M., Beighley, R. E., Paiva, R. C. D., Allen, G. H., Miller, Z. F., (in review), Assessing the Potential Global Impact of SWOT River Observations, Journal of Hydrology.

Miller, Z.F., Pavelsky, T.M., and Allen, G.H., (2014), Quantifying river form variations in the MississippiBasin using remotely sensed imagery: Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., v. 11, p. 3599-3636.

Pavelsky, T. M., Allen, G. H., and Miller, Z. F., (in press), 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.

Abstracts:

Allen, G. H., Pavelsky T.M., (2014), Scaling river width and surface area from continental river networks to first-order streams. CUAHSI 2014 Biannual Colloquium. 

Allen, G. H., T. Pavelsky, Z. 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.

Zhao, Y., E. Beighley, Y. Yoon, G. H. Allen, Z. Miller; H. Lee; M. D. Kustu; T. Pavelsky (2013), Decomposing The Terrestrial Water Storage Signal Over Varying Spatial Scales Using Remote Sensing And Modeling In The Mississippi River Basin. H31F-1249, Presented at 2013 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 9-13 Dec.

Pavelsky, T. P., M. T. Durand, K. Andreadis, E. Beighley, G. H. Allen, Z. Miller (2013),  Assessing the Global Extent of Rivers Observable by SWOT. H24E-07, 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.

Miller Z., T. M. Pavelsky, G. H. Allen (2012), Quantifying channel widths and hydraulic geometry of the Mississippi River Basin with remotely sensed imagery.  H31E-1166 presented at 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 2-7 Dec.

Allen, G. H., Barnes, J. B., Pavelsky, T. M., 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

Miller Z., T. M. Pavelsky, G. H. Allen, (2012), Constructing downstream hydraulic geometry relationships of the Mississippi River basin with remote sensing imagery.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 44, No. 7, p.464

Pavelsky, T. M., G. H. Allen, (2012) Continuous River Width-Drainage Area Relationships in the Yukon River Basin. SWT-16 presented at the AGU Chapman Conference, Kona, Hawaii, 19 –22 Feb.

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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