Melissa R Allen

Melissa Allen

Melissa R Allen


Melissa R. Allen is a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Urban Dynamics Institute and the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her work has included global modeling and analysis of atmospheric species transport, statistical and dynamical downscaling of various climate model output, analysis of direct and indirect effects of climate change on electricity demand, and integrated assessment modeling and agent based modeling for consideration of climate change issues that impact national and civic critical infrastructures.


Allen, M.R., S.J. Fernandez, J.S. Fu, M. Olama (2016). Impacts of climate change on
PUBLICATIONS: sub-regional electricity demand and distribution, Nature Energy, Under Consideration.

Park, B.H., M.R. Allen, D.A. White, E.M. Weber, J.T. Murphy, M. North, P. Sydelko
(2015). MIRAGE: A framework for data-driven collaboration, Proceedings of the 13th
International Conference on GeoComputation Geospatial Information Sciences, May
20-23, Richardson, Texas, USA.

Bradbury, J., M. Allen, R. Dell (2015), Climate Change and Energy Infrastructure Exposure to Storm Surge and Sea-Level Rise, US Department of Energy Report to Congress.

Wilbanks, T.J., S.J. Fernandez, and M.R. Allen (2015). Extreme Weather Events and Interconnected Infrastructures: Toward More Comprehensive Climate Change Planning, Environment Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 57/4, doi:10.1080/00139157.2015.1048134.

Fu, K.S., Allen, M.R., Archibald, R.K. (2015). Evaluating the Relationship between the
Population Trends, Prices, Heat Waves, and the Demands of Energy Consumption in
Cities. Sustainability, 7/11, 15284-15301.

Allen, M.R., S.J. Fernandez, J.S. Fu, K.A. Walker (2014). Electricity Demand Evolution Driven by Storm Motivated Population Movement, Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters, 4/126, doi:10.4172/2167-0587.1000126.

Allen, M.R., S.J. Fernandez, O.A. Omitaomu, K.A. Walker (2014). Application of Hybrid Geo-Spatially Granular Fragility Curves to Improve Power Outage Predictions, Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters, 4/127, doi:10.4172/2167-0587.1000127.

Wilbanks, T., S.J. Fernandez, G.Backus, P. Garcia, K. Jonietz, P. Kirshen, M.
Savonis, B. Solecki, L. Toole, M.R. Allen, R. Bierbaum, T. Brown, N. Brune,
J. Buzier, J. Fu, O. Omitaomu, L. Scarlett, M. Susman, E. Vugrin, R. Zimmerman (2012). Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems and Vulnerabilities: Technical Report to the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment.

Allen, M.R., D.J. Erickson, W. Kendall, J.S. Fu, L.E. Ott, and S. Pawson (2012), The influence of internal model variability in GEOS-5 on interhemispheric CO2
exchange, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D10107, doi:10.1029/2011JD017059.

Kendall, W., J. Wang, M.R. Allen, T. Peterka, J. Huang, D.J. Erickson (2011), Simplified Parallel Domain Traversal, Supercomputing Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, Awarded Best Student Paper of SC11.