Dr. Richard G. Allen

Rick is involved with the development of the OpenET METRIC application and its implementation and testing. He has been a co-leader for the development of the Google EEFlux version of METRIC over the past ten years https://eeflux-level1.appspot.com. His research team at UI co-developed the METRIC process with UNL beginning in 1999. Rick was a member of the NASA/USGS Landsat Science Team from 2007-2017 and is a member of the NASA ECOSTRESS Science Team. Rick was lead author of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization publication “Crop Evapotranspiration” that serves as an international practice standard. He was coeditor of the American Society of Civil Engineers Practices Manual 70 “Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Water Requirements” published in 1990 and 2016. Rick provides advice on ET and irrigation hydrology to a number of western states (B.S., M.S. in Agricultural Engineering from Iowa State University and University of Idaho, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Idaho)