Hi, I'm John Allen, an Assistant Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Central Michigan University. My research spans a variety of interdisciplinary topics, but primarily focuses on severe convective storms around the globe, their characteristics, climatology and response to factors such as climate variability and change.
Our group pursues problems that aren't your typical mesoscale meteorology, and brings together insights from climate dynamics through synoptic meteorology and explores their respective influences on the storm scale. We leverage modeling, statistical and big data analysis techniques to better understand problems like:
We have two Research Assistantship Ph.D. student opportunities on the Climate/Severe Storm interface at Central Michigan University, with one to start Fall 2020 or Spring 2021, and a second opportunity to start Summer/Fall 2021. Focus of the individuals student's project could take several different directions, but the overall project is all about big data approaches to exploring global severe storm environments and projections for the impacts of climate change. If you know any finishing Masters students, or others who might be interested, please pass this along. The preferred qualifications for the position is a M.S. in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, environmental data science or climate science, but exceptional bachelors level applicants would be considered. This position would suit a student with an interest in severe storms, statistics, big data, and links between the scales of processes in the atmosphere. Each student will be eligible for four years of Research Assistant support including full tuition and competitive stipend are available for this position (no surprise further fees either). Applications should be directly sent to Dr. Allen and will be evaluated as received. Feel free to email Dr. Allen with questions or to express your intrest.
Dr. John T. Allen
j [dot] t [dot] allen [at] cmich [dot] edu
Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Director, Earth and Ecosystem Science Ph.D. Program
Central Michigan University
Brooks Hall 326
Mt Pleasant, MI, 48858