John Allen

John Allen

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Severe Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Convection & Climate Predictability

  • Phone: +1 (845) 680-4433
  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@nellaj
  • Address:202E Monell
    61 Route 9W
    Palisades, New York 10964


John is a postdoctoral research scientist working on the links between severe convection, tornadoes and climate systems. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a thesis entitled ‘The impacts of climate variability and change on severe thunderstorm environments in Australia’.

Currently, John is looking at seasonal prediction and climate linkages to the occurrence of hailstorms and tornadoes for the United States. He also is working on other projects including; a new historical tornado climatology for Australia and recent tornadoes associated with a tropical origin cyclone.

Research Interests

  • Climate variability and change
  • Climatology of high impact events (extra-tropical cyclones, tornadoes, and thunderstorms)
  • Seasonal prediction
  • Model and data set evaluation
  • Impacts of severe convective events on society/societal perception