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John S. Allen

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Professor Emeritus
Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
Office: Burt 332
Phone: 541-737-2928
Email: jallen@coas.oregonstate.edu

Research Interests

John S. Allen has been conducting research in physical oceanography since the early 1970s. Contributions have been made to the study of coastal shelf circulation processes through theoretical work, field experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and numerical modeling. Author or co-author of 92 scientific publications.

Education

B.S.E. Princeton University, Aeronautical Engineering, 1959
Ph.D. Princeton University, Aerospace & Mechanical Sciences, 1968

Military Service

Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1959-1961

Academic Honors

  • The B.H. Ketchum Award of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, in recognition of research concerned with the large-scale dynamics of the coastal ocean, October 1986.
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, elected 1999.
  • Minerals Management Service (MMS), Director's Commendation for support provided to MMS as a member of the Modeling Review Board, March 2004.
  • Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, elected 2005.
  • The Henry Stommel Research Award, for his insightful and rigorous elucidation of ocean processes over the continental shelf and slope, American Meteorological Society, January 2005.

Publications

Publications (since 2003, 74 publications prior to 2003)

2003

Analysis and comparison of three ecosystem models, J. Geophys. Res.,108(C3),3061, doi:10.1029/2001JC001182 (P. A. Newberger, J. S. Allen, Y. H. Spitz)

Ecosystem response to upwelling off the Oregon coast: Behavior of three nitrogen-based models, J. Geophys. Res., 108(C3),3062, doi:10.1029/2001JC001181 (Y. H. Spitz, P. A. Newberger, J. S. Allen)

Modeling study of turbulent mixing over the continental shelf: Comparison of turbulent closure schemes, J. Geophys. Res., 108(C3),3103, doi:10.1029/2001JC001234 (H. W. Wijesekera, J. S. Allen, P. A. Newberger)

M2 internal tide off Oregon: inferences from data assimilation, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33:1733–1757 (A. L. Kurapov, G. D. Egbert, J. S. Allen, R. N. Miller, S. Y. Erofeeva. P. M. Kosro)

A modeling study of Eulerian and Lagrangian aspects of shelf circulation off Duck, North Carolina, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33:2070–2092 (B. T. Kuebel Cervantes, J. S. Allen, R.M. Samelson)

2004

Lagrangian characteristics of continental shelf flows forced by periodic wind stress, Nonlinear Processes in Geophys., 11:3–16 (B. T. Kuebel Cervantes, J. S. Allen, R. M. Samelson)

A modeling study of coastal-trapped wave propagation in the Gulf of California. Part 1: Response to remote forcing, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34:1313––1331 (J. A. Martinez, J. S. Allen)

A modeling study of coastal-trapped wave propagation in the Gulf of California. Part 2: Response to idealized forcing, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34:1332–1348 (J. A. Martinez, J. S. Allen)

Nearshore sandbar migration predicted by an eddy-diffusive boundary layer model, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C06024, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002137. (S.M. Henderson, J.S. Allen, P.A. Newberger)

2005

On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. Part 1: Response to idealized wind forcing, Ocean Modeling, 8:115–133 (J. Gan, J.S. Allen)

On open boundary conditions for a limited-area coastal model off Oregon. Part 2: Response to wind forcing from a regional mesoscale atmospheric model, Ocean Modeling, 8:155-173 (J. Gan, J.S. Allen, R.M. Samelson)

Distant effect of assimilation of moored currents into a model of coastal wind-driven circulation off Oregon, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C02022, doi:10.1029/2003JC002195 (A.L. Kurapov, J.S. Allen, G.D. Ebgert, R.N. Miller, P.M. Kosro, M. Levine, T. Boyd)

A new solution of a nonlinear model of upwelling, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35:532–544 (P.F. Choboter, R.M Samelson, J.S. Allen)

Finite amplitude evolution of instabilities associated with the coastal upwelling front, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35:1606–1628 (S.M. Durski, J.S. Allen)

Assimilation of moored velocity data in a model of coastal wind-driven circulation off Oregon: multivariate capabilities, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10S08, doi:10.1029/2004JC002493 (A.L. Kurapov, J.S. Allen, G.D. Ebgert, R.N. Miller, P.M. Kosro, M.D. Levine, T. Boyd, J.A. Barth)

Modeling bottom mixed layer variability on the mid-Oregon shelf during summer upwelling, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35:1629–1649 (A.L. Kurapov, J.S. Allen, G.D. Egbert, R.N. Miller)

Modeling upwelling circulation off the Oregon coast, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10S17, doi:10.1029/2004JC002692 (J. Gan, J.S. Allen)

Modeling of ecosystem processes on the Oregon coast during 2001 summer upwelling, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10S17, doi:10.1029/2005JC002870 (Y.H. Spitz, J.S. Allen, J. Gan)

2006

Numerical model simulations of continental shelf flows off northern California, Deep Sea. Res. II, 53:2956–2984 (B.T. Kuebel Cervantes, J.S. Allen)

2007

Scale evolution of finite amplitude instabilities on a coastal upwelling front, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37:837–854 (S.M. Durski, J.S. Allen, G.D. Egbert, R.M. Samelson)

Forcing a three-dimensional, hydrostatic primitive-equation model for application in the surf zone: 1. Formulation, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08018, doi:10.1029/2006JC003472 (P.A. Newberger, J.S. Allen)

Forcing a three-dimensional, hydrostatic primitive-equation model for application in the surf zone: 2. Application to DUCK94, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C08019, doi:10.1029/2006JC003474 (P.A. Newberger, J.S. Allen)

Representer-based variational data assimilation in a nonlinear model of nearshore circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C11019, doi:10.1029/2007JC004117 (A.L. Kurapov, G.D. Egbert, J.S. Allen, R.N. Miller)

2008

Normal-mode instabilities of a time-dependent coastal upwelling jet, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 2056-2071 (S.M. Durski, R.M. Samelson, J.S. Allen, G.D. Egbert)

A nested grid model of the Oregon Coastal Transition Zone: simulations and comparisons with observations during the 2001 upwelling season, J. Geophys. Res., in press (S.R. Springer, R.M. Samelson, J.S. Allen, G.D. Egbert, A.L. Kurapolv, R.N. Miller, J.C. Kindle)

2009

Representer-based analyses in the coastal upwelling system, Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, in press (A.L. Kurapov, G.D. Egbert, J.S. Allen, R.N. Miller)

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