Myles Allen

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 (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]

Myles Allen
AwardsEdward Appleton Medal and Prize (2010)
Scientific career
FieldsClimate change
InstitutionsUnited Nations Environment Programme, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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.[1] 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 and a co-author of the IPCC October 8, 2018 Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC.[6][7] His research[8] focuses on the attribution of recent climate change and assessing what these changes mean for global climate simulations of the future.[9][10][11][12][13]

In 2010, Allen was awarded the Edward 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".[14]

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".[15]

In 2015, he mentioned that carbon capture and storage (CCS) should be made mandatory.[16]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-30. Retrieved 2010-01-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 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" (PDF). Nature. 433 (7024): 403–406. Bibcode:2005Natur.433..403S. doi:10.1038/nature03301. PMID 15674288. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-09-17.
  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" (PDF). Geophysical Research Letters. 32 (23): L23825. Bibcode:2005GeoRL..3223825P. doi:10.1029/2005GL024452. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-09.
  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.; Marengo, J. (2001). "Chapter 12. Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes". IPCC Third Assessment Report. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Archived from the original on 2009-01-23. Retrieved 2009-02-10.
  6. ^ Summary for Policymakers (PDF), Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), nd, retrieved October 8, 2018, "IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty
  7. ^ Allen, Myles; Dube, Opha Pauline; Solecki, William (October 7, 2018). Chapter 1: Framing and Context. Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC (Report). Incheon, Republic of Korea: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Myles Allen in Google Scholar
  9. ^ Allen, M. R.; Ingram, W. J. (2002). "Constraints on future changes in climate and the hydrologic cycle". Nature. 419 (6903): 224–232. Bibcode:2002Natur.419..224A. doi:10.1038/nature01092. PMID 12226677.
  10. ^ Stott, P. A.; Stone, D. A.; Allen, M. R. (2004). "Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003". Nature. 432 (7017): 610–614. Bibcode:2004Natur.432..610S. doi:10.1038/nature03089. PMID 15577907.
  11. ^ 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. Bibcode:1999Natur.399..569T. doi:10.1038/21164.
  12. ^ 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. Bibcode:2002Sci...295..113F. CiteSeerX doi:10.1126/science.1064419. PMID 11778044.
  13. ^ 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. Bibcode:2000Natur.407..617A. doi:10.1038/35036559. PMID 11034207.
  14. ^ "Appleton medal recipients". Institute of Physics. p. 1. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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  16. ^ Fossil fuel companies 'should be made to invest in carbon capture and storage'

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