Myles Allen

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Myles Allen
Fields Climate change
Institutions United Nations Environment Programme, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Climateprediction.net
Notable awards Appleton Medal and Prize (2010)

Myles R. Allen is head of the Climate Dynamics group at the University of Oxford's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Department.[1] He is the Principal Investigator of the distributed computing project Climateprediction.net (which makes use of computing resources provided voluntarily by the general public), and was principally responsible for starting this project.[2][3] He is Professor of Geosystem Science in the School of Geography and the Environment, and a Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford.[4]

He has worked at the Energy Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He contributed to the Third Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a Lead Author of the Chapter on detection of change and attribution of causes,[5] and was a Review Editor for the chapter on predictions of global climate change for the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report. His research[6] focuses on the attribution of recent climate change and assessing what these changes mean for global climate simulations of the future.[7][8][9][10][11]

In 2010, Allen was awarded the Appleton Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics for "his important contributions to the detection and attribution of human influence on climate and quantifying uncertainty in climate predictions".[12]

Allen also provided the technical expertise for the game Fate of the World, which is "a PC strategy game that simulates the real social and environmental impact of global climate change over the next 200 years."[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ox.ac.uk/research/mathematical_physical_life_sciences/people/dr_myles_allen.html Myles Allen profile at the University of Oxford
  2. ^ Stainforth, D. A.; Aina, T.; Christensen, C.; Collins, M.; Faull, N.; Frame, D. J.; Kettleborough, J. A.; Knight, S.; Martin, A.; Murphy, J. M.; Piani, C.; Sexton, D.; Smith, L. A.; Spicer, R. A.; Thorpe, A. J.; Allen, M. R. (2005). "Uncertainty in predictions of the climate response to rising levels of greenhouse gases". Nature 433 (7024): 403–406. doi:10.1038/nature03301. PMID 15674288.  edit
  3. ^ Piani, C.; Frame, D. J.; Stainforth, D. A.; Allen, M. R. (2005). "Constraints on climate change from a multi-thousand member ensemble of simulations". Geophysical Research Letters 32 (23). Bibcode:2005GeoRL..3223825P. doi:10.1029/2005GL024452.  edit
  4. ^ "Professor Myles Allen". School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Mitchell, J.F.B.; Karoly, D.J., Hegerl, G.C., Zwiers, F.W., Allen, M.R. and Marengo, J. (2001). "Chapter 12. Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes". IPCC Third Assessment Report. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  6. ^ http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=myles+allen Myles Allen in Google Scholar
  7. ^ Allen, M. R.; Ingram, W. J. (2002). "Constraints on future changes in climate and the hydrologic cycle". Nature 419 (6903): 224–232. doi:10.1038/nature01092. PMID 12226677.  edit
  8. ^ Stott, P. A.; Stone, D. A.; Allen, M. R. (2004). "Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003". Nature 432 (7017): 610–614. doi:10.1038/nature03089. PMID 15577907.  edit
  9. ^ Tett, S. F. B.; Stott, P. A.; Allen, M. R.; Ingram, W. J.; Mitchell, J. F. B. (1999). "Causes of twentieth-century temperature change near the Earth's surface". Nature 399 (6736): 569–572. doi:10.1038/21164.  edit
  10. ^ Forest, C. E.; Stone, P. H.; Sokolov, A. P.; Allen, M. R.; Webster, M. D. (2002). "Quantifying Uncertainties in Climate System Properties with the Use of Recent Climate Observations". Science 295 (5552): 113–117. doi:10.1126/science.1064419. PMID 11778044.  edit
  11. ^ Allen, M. R.; Stott, P. A.; Mitchell, J. F. B.; Schnur, R.; Delworth, T. L. (2000). "Quantifying the uncertainty in forecasts of anthropogenic climate change". Nature 407 (6804): 617–620. doi:10.1038/35036559. PMID 11034207.  edit
  12. ^ "Appleton medal recipients". Institute of Physics. p. 1. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  13. ^ http://fateoftheworld.net/about

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