Richard P. Allan

Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading

I am a Professor of Climate Science at the Department of Meteorology, part of the University of Reading with affiliation to NCAS Climate, NCEO, and the Walker Institute.

My research is driven by the fundamental question: How much will the Earth warm in the current century and what are the implications for the global water cycle, upon which societies and ecosystems depend? I use Earth Observation data to explore fluctuations in clouds, water vapour, rainfall and the Earth's radiative energy balance and use this information to assess the realism of climate prediction models and improve our understanding of the climate system.

I am the Principal Investigator on the NERC - DEEP-C project. My publications stored on the University CENTAUR system are listed below. For a full list, see my Publications page.


  • –present
    Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading