Research Profile

Alastair Allen

BIOGRAPHY

BSC (Hons) Aberdeen PhD (Queensland)

Research Interests

High-grade metamorphism and tectonics ·Tectonic and metamorphic evolution, geochemistry and geochronology of Precambrian Gneiss Terrains · Tectonic and metamorphic evolution of the Neoproterozoic East African Orogen in Western Ethiopia Environmental geology · Landfill site selection and investigation, leachate management and natural attenuation and waste degradation processes and rates, risk analysis of abandoned landfill sites – 3 part-time MSc students · Hydrogeology, in particular the impact of forestry on groundwater, the assessment and development of groundwater resources and urban groundwater problems · Geothermal energy, in particular, low enthalpy geothermal energy for space heating/cooling from groundwater in gravels; sourcing warm groundwater in north Cork; utilisation of low enthalpy geothermal energy for district heating; spatial requirements for horizontal loop heat collector arrays under Irish conditions; retrofitting social housing for geothermal heating; combining geothermal energy and small-scale hydropower for sustainable energy generation for commercial buildings – 1 part-time PhD student · Identification and delineation of buried valleys in SW Ireland

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2006)Fractured Old Red Sandstone Aquifers of the Cork Harbour Region: Groundwater Barriers between Adjacent Karstic Systems.
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic D; (2006) Fractured Old Red Sandstone Aquifers of the Cork Harbour Region: Groundwater Barriers between Adjacent Karstic Systems. Balkema: IAH Special Publication. [Details]
(1991)The tectonic and metamorphic evolution of H. U. Sverdrupfjella.
ALLEN, A. R; (1991) The tectonic and metamorphic evolution of H. U. Sverdrupfjella. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(1986)A continuous record of tectonic evolution from 3.5Ga to 2.6Ga in Swaziland and Northern Natal.
Hunter, D. R., Wilson, A. H., Versfeld, J. A., ALLEN, A. R., Smith, R. G., Sleigh, D. W. W., Groenewald, P. B., Chutter, G. M., Preston, V. A; (1986) A continuous record of tectonic evolution from 3.5Ga to 2.6Ga in Swaziland and Northern Natal. : Planetary Institute Technical Report. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2006)'Waste disposal and landfill: Information needs'
Taylor, R., ALLEN, A.R.; (2006) 'Waste disposal and landfill: Information needs' In: Schmoll, O., Howard, G., Chilton, J., Chorus, I. (eds). Protecting Groundwater for Health: Managing the Quality of Drinking-water Sources, WHO Drinking Water Quality Series Monograph,IWA Publishing. [Details]
(2006)'Waste disposal and landfill: Control and protection'
ALLEN, A.R., Taylor, R.; (2006) 'Waste disposal and landfill: Control and protection' In: Schmoll, O., Howard, G., Chilton, J., Chorus, I (eds). Protecting Groundwater for Health: Managing the Quality of Drinking-water Sources, WHO Drinking Water Quality Series Monograph,IWA Publishing. [Details]
(2006)'Urban Groundwater Problems in Cork City, SW Ireland'
ALLEN, A.R.; (2006) 'Urban Groundwater Problems in Cork City, SW Ireland' In: Howard, K (eds). Groundwater Management in Urban Areas. Balkema, Rotterdam. [Details]
(2005)'Buried Valley Ribbon Aquifers - A Significant Groundwater Resource of SW Ireland'
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.; (2005) 'Buried Valley Ribbon Aquifers - A Significant Groundwater Resource of SW Ireland' In: Bocanegra, E.M., Hernández, M.A., Usunoff, E.J (eds). Groundwater and Human Development, A.A. Balkema, Amsterdam. [Details]
(2003)'Isotopic and hydrochemical investigation of ground-surface-atmospheric water-system relations, Cork, Ireland'
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R., Königer, P.; (2003) 'Isotopic and hydrochemical investigation of ground-surface-atmospheric water-system relations, Cork, Ireland' In: * (eds). Isotope Hydrology and Integrated Water Resources Management, International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA)CN-104/P50. [Details]
(2002)'Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model'
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D.; (2002) 'Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model' In: van Rooy, J.L., Jermy, C.A (eds). Engineering Geology for Developing Countries. S. African Institute of Engineering Geology and the Environment. [Details]
(2002)'Attenuation: A Cost Effective Landfill Strategy for Developing Countries'
ALLEN, A.R.; (2002) 'Attenuation: A Cost Effective Landfill Strategy for Developing Countries' In: van Rooy, J.L., Jermy, C.A (eds). Engineering Geology for Developing Countries. S. African Institute of Engineering Geology and the Environment. [Details]
(2002)'A New Approach to Landfill Site Selection in Ireland using GIS Technology'
Cummins, V., O’Donnell, V., ALLEN, A.R., Donnelly, J., Koukoulas, S.; (2002) 'A New Approach to Landfill Site Selection in Ireland using GIS Technology' In: Convery, F., Feehan, J (eds). Achievement and Challenge - Rio + 10 and Ireland. Environmental Institute, University College Dublin. [Details]
(2001)'Preliminary Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Groundwater Quality in the Cork City/Harbour Area, Ireland'
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic, D.; (2001) 'Preliminary Assessment of Groundwater Resources and Groundwater Quality in the Cork City/Harbour Area, Ireland' In: Seiler, K-P, Wohnlich, S (eds). New Approaches to Characterising Groundwater Flow. Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol 2. [Details]
(2000)'A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management'
ALLEN, A.R. Chapman, D. V. 863-868; (2000) 'A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management' In: Sililo, O., et al. (eds). Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. Balkema, Rotterdam. [Details]
(1999)'Landfill leachate management: Flaws in the containment strategy'
ALLEN, A.R.; (1999) 'Landfill leachate management: Flaws in the containment strategy' In: Yong, R. N. Thomas, H. R (eds). Ground Contamination: Pollutant Management and Remediation. Thomas Telford Ltd, London. [Details]
(1999)'Low enthalpy geothermal energy for space heating/cooling from shallow groundwater in glaciofluvial gravels, Cork, Ireland'
ALLEN, A.R. McGovern, C., O’Brien, M., Leahy, L., Connor, B. P.; (1999) 'Low enthalpy geothermal energy for space heating/cooling from shallow groundwater in glaciofluvial gravels, Cork, Ireland' In: Fendekova, M., Fendek, M (eds). Hydrogeology and Land Use Management IAH, Bratislava. [Details]
(1997)'Approaches to landfill site selection in Ireland'
ALLEN, A. R., Dillon, A. M., O'Brien, M.; (1997) 'Approaches to landfill site selection in Ireland' In: Marinos, P. G., Koukis, G. C., Tsiambaos, G. C., Stournaras, G. C (eds). Engineering Geology and the Environment, Balkema, Rotterdam. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2007)'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of the Cork Harbour Area, SW Ireland'
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic, D. ; (2007) 'Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of the Cork Harbour Area, SW Ireland' [Details]
(2006)'Late Pleistocene-Holocene Buried Valleys in the Cork Syncline, Ireland'
Davis, T., MacCarthy, I. A. J., Higgs, B. & Allen, A. R.; (2006) 'Late Pleistocene-Holocene Buried Valleys in the Cork Syncline, Ireland' [Details]
(2005)'Reply to Discussion of [Geological Setting and Tectonic Subdivision of the Neoproterozoic Orogenic Belt of Tuludimtu, Western Ethiopia’ J. African Earth Sci, 36, (2003), 329-343]'
ALLEN, A.R., Tadesse, G., J. Afr. Earth Sci. , 41, 333-336; (2005) 'Reply to Discussion of [Geological Setting and Tectonic Subdivision of the Neoproterozoic Orogenic Belt of Tuludimtu, Western Ethiopia’ J. African Earth Sci, 36, (2003), 329-343]' [Details]
(2005)'Geology and geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Tuludimtu Ophiolite Suite, Western Ethiopia'
Tadesse, G., ALLEN, A.R.; (2005) 'Geology and geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Tuludimtu Ophiolite Suite, Western Ethiopia' [Details]
(2004)'Geochemistry of metavolcanics from the Neoproterozoic Tuludimtu Orogenic Belt'
Tadesse, G., ALLEN, A.R.; (2004) 'Geochemistry of metavolcanics from the Neoproterozoic Tuludimtu Orogenic Belt' [Details]
(2003)'Shallow gravel aquifers and the urban 'heat island' effect: a source of low enthalpy geothermal energy'
ALLEN, A.R, Milenic D., Sikora, P; (2003) 'Shallow gravel aquifers and the urban 'heat island' effect: a source of low enthalpy geothermal energy' [Details]
(2003)'Geological setting and tectonic subdivision of the Neoproterozoic orogenic belt of Tuludimtu, Western Ethiopia'
ALLEN, A.R., Tadesse, G.; (2003) 'Geological setting and tectonic subdivision of the Neoproterozoic orogenic belt of Tuludimtu, Western Ethiopia' [Details]
(2003)'Drainage Problems during construction operations within a buried valley gravel aquifer'
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic D.; (2003) 'Drainage Problems during construction operations within a buried valley gravel aquifer' [Details]
(2003)'Low enthalpy geothermal heat resources from groundwater in glaciofluvial gravels of buried valleys'
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic, D.,; (2003) 'Low enthalpy geothermal heat resources from groundwater in glaciofluvial gravels of buried valleys' [Details]
(2001)'Containment landfills: The myth of sustainability'
ALLEN, A.R.; (2001) 'Containment landfills: The myth of sustainability' [Details]
(2001)'Impacts of Afforestation on Groundwater Resources and Quality'
ALLEN, A.R., Chapman, D.V.; (2001) 'Impacts of Afforestation on Groundwater Resources and Quality' [Details]
(2000)'Attenuation landfills: The future in landfilling'
ALLEN, A. R.; (2000) 'Attenuation landfills: The future in landfilling' [Details]
(1999)'Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland'
Allen, A.R. and Chapman, D.V.; (1999) 'Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland' [Details]
(1996)'Sericitization of Plagioclase in the Rosses Granite Complex, Co. Donegal, Ireland [B767]'
Que, M.; Allen, A. R.; (1996) 'Sericitization of Plagioclase in the Rosses Granite Complex, Co. Donegal, Ireland [B767]' [Details]
(1996)'Geology of Nicholson's Point Granite, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa: the Chemistry of Charnockitic Alteration and Origin of the Granite [B769]'
Grantham, G. H.; Allen, A. R.; Cornell, D. H.; Harris, C.; (1996) 'Geology of Nicholson's Point Granite, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa: the Chemistry of Charnockitic Alteration and Origin of the Granite [B769]' [Details]
(1995)'The Outline of a System to Locate Potential Landfill Sites in County Cork Using Geological and Other Criteria [B5252]'
O'Conaill, A.; Allen, A. R.; (1995) 'The Outline of a System to Locate Potential Landfill Sites in County Cork Using Geological and Other Criteria [B5252]' [Details]
(1995)'Evaluation of Environmentally Acceptable Waste Disposal Sites in the West Cork Area [B5251]'
Allen, A. R.; Dillon, A-M.; (1995) 'Evaluation of Environmentally Acceptable Waste Disposal Sites in the West Cork Area [B5251]' [Details]
(1987)'Deformation of the Assegaai Supracrustals and adjoining granitoids, Transvaal, South Africa'
Talbot, C. J., Hunter, D. R., ALLEN, A. R; (1987) 'Deformation of the Assegaai Supracrustals and adjoining granitoids, Transvaal, South Africa' [Details]
(1983)'A note on breeding sites of snow petrels (Pagodroma nivea) at Robertskollen, Boreas and Passat nunataks and Johnsbrotet, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica'
Krynauw, J. R., ALLEN, A. R., Auret, S. H., von Brunn, V., ; (1983) 'A note on breeding sites of snow petrels (Pagodroma nivea) at Robertskollen, Boreas and Passat nunataks and Johnsbrotet, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica' [Details]
(1983)'A preliminary note on Archaean supracrustal and granitoid rocks, west of Piet Reteif'
Hunter, D. R., ALLEN, A. R., Millin, P; (1983) 'A preliminary note on Archaean supracrustal and granitoid rocks, west of Piet Reteif' [Details]
(1982)'An40Ar/39Ar investigation of a polymetamorphic terrane in the Arunta Block, Central Australia'
ALLEN, A. R., Stubbs, D; (1982) 'An40Ar/39Ar investigation of a polymetamorphic terrane in the Arunta Block, Central Australia' [Details]
(1981)'Origin of hydrous cordierite and isotopically light oxygen in granulite facies rocks, Strangways Range, Central Australia'
ALLEN, A. R.; (1981) 'Origin of hydrous cordierite and isotopically light oxygen in granulite facies rocks, Strangways Range, Central Australia' [Details]
(1979)'Metasomatism of a depleted granulite facies terrane in the Arunta Block, Central Australia - 1. Geochemical evidence'
ALLEN, A. R; (1979) 'Metasomatism of a depleted granulite facies terrane in the Arunta Block, Central Australia - 1. Geochemical evidence' [Details]
(1979)'Mechanism of frictional fusion in fault zones'
ALLEN, A. R; (1979) 'Mechanism of frictional fusion in fault zones' [Details]
(1979)'The Harry Creek Deformed Zone, a retrograde schist zone in the Arunta Block, Central Australia'
ALLEN, A, R., Black, L. P; (1979) 'The Harry Creek Deformed Zone, a retrograde schist zone in the Arunta Block, Central Australia' [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2006)Proceedings 34th IAH Congress
ALLEN, A.R., MacCarthy, I.A.J., Kostic, S., Milosevic, D; (2006) Hydrogeology and Resource Potential of Intergranular Buried Valley Ribbon Aquifers of the Cork Area Proceedings 34th IAH Congress [Details]
(2005)World Geothermal Conference 2005
O’Connell, S., ALLEN, A.R., Cassidy, S.; (2005) Utilisation of Geothermal Resources in the Irish Republic . In: Horne, R., et al. (eds.) Geothermal Energy: The Domestic Renewable Green Option eds. World Geothermal Conference 2005 Antalya, Turkey, , 25-APR-05 - 29-APR-05 , pp.5pp-* [Details]
(2005)Water Resources and Environmental Problems in Karst IAH International Conference and Field Workshop
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.; (2005) Karst waters of southwest Ireland . In: Stephanovic, Z., Milanovich, P eds. Water Resources and Environmental Problems in Karst IAH International Conference and Field Workshop Belgrade, Kotor, Serbia & Montenegro, , 13-SEP-05 - 19-SEP-05 , pp.275-282 [Details]
(2004)International Conference on Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.; (2004) Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of the Cork Harbour Area, SW Ireland . In: Witkowski, A eds. International Conference on Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment and Mapping Sosnowiec, Poland, , 14-JUN-04 - 18-JUN-04 , pp.10pp-* [Details]
(2004)Understanding Groundwater Flow: From Local to Regional Scale. Proceedings XXXIII IAH Congress
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R. (2004) . In: , , 4 pp; (2004) Chemical composition of groundwater in the Cork Harbour area, Ireland . In: * eds. Understanding Groundwater Flow: From Local to Regional Scale. Proceedings XXXIII IAH Congress Zacatecas, Mexico, , 15-OCT-04 - 19-OCT-04 , pp.4pp-* [Details]
(2004)Proceedings 18th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R; (2004) Brackish Water Intrusion Problems in Cork City and Harbour Proceedings 18th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting [Details]
(2004)Neoproterozoic Evolution of the Arabian-Nubian Shield. 32nd International Geological Congress
Tadesse, G. ALLEN, A.R., Daly, J.S; (2004) New Sm-Nd Isotopic Data from the Tuludimtu Orogenic Belt of Western Ethiopia: Implications for Pan African Crustal Evolution Neoproterozoic Evolution of the Arabian-Nubian Shield. 32nd International Geological Congress [Details]
(2003)Ciências da Terra. Portuguese Geological Congress
Caetano, P.S., Costa, C.N., ALLEN, A.R., Vendas, D., Brito, M.G.; (2003) Integração em modelo de SIG de parâmetros geológico-geotécnicos para a selecção de locais para aterros de resíduos . In: * eds. Ciências da Terra. Portuguese Geological Congress Lisbon, Portugal, , 13-MAY-03 - 17-MAY-03 , pp.M15-M18 [Details]
(2003)‘EGC 2003’ 4th European Geothermal Conference
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic, D., Sikora, P.; (2003) Utilisation of the urban ‘heat island’ effect on shallow gravel aquifers as a source of low enthalpy hydrogeothermal energy . In: * eds. ‘EGC 2003’ 4th European Geothermal Conference Szeged, Hungary, , 25-MAY-03 - 31-MAY-03 , pp.8pp-* [Details]
(2003)Water Management for Water Supply Systems. International Congress of American Water Resources Association
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R., Goggin, B.; (2003) Annual variations in chemical composition of water in the Cork City water supply scheme as an indicator of agricultural impact . In: * eds. Water Management for Water Supply Systems. International Congress of American Water Resources Association New York, USA, , 12-JUN-03 - 16-JUN-03 , pp.9pp-* [Details]
(2003)‘Sardinia 03’, Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ALLEN, A.R.; (2003) Sustainable Landfilling for Developing Countries . In: Christensen, T.H., Cossu, R., Stegmann R eds. ‘Sardinia 03’, Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Cagliari, Sardinia, , 07-OCT-03 - 11-OCT-03 , pp.10pp-* [Details]
(2003)1st International Conference on Groundwater in Geological Engineering
ALLEN, A.R., Milenic D.; (2003) Drainage Problems during Construction Operations within a Buried Valley Gravel Aquifer . In: Petriè, M., Pezdiè, J., Pirc, S., Trèek, B eds. 1st International Conference on Groundwater in Geological Engineering Bled, Slovenia, , 22-SEP-03 - 26-SEP-03 , pp.11pp-* [Details]
(2003)Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, Proceedings IAH Conference
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.; (2003) The role of a fractured aquifer between two karstic systems: connection zone or groundwater barrier . In: Krasny, J., Hrkal, Z., Bruthans, J eds. Groundwater in Fractured Rocks, Proceedings IAH Conference Prague, Czech Republic, , 15-SEP-03 - 19-SEP-03 , pp.81-82 [Details]
(2003)Proceedings Swica-M3 2nd International Conference on Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers Monitoring
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R; (2003) Impact of tidal variations on the groundwater system beneath Cork City, SW Ireland Proceedings Swica-M3 2nd International Conference on Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers Monitoring [Details]
(2003)Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ALLEN, A.R, Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V.A, Donnelly, J., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V.A, Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2003) A Landfill Site Selection Procedure Incorporating GIS Modelling Ninth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium [Details]
(2002)Groundwater and Human Development, XXXII IAH Congress
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.,; (2002) Lee Buried Valley - A Significant Groundwater Resource, SW Ireland . In: Bocanegra, E., Martínez, D., Massone, H eds. Groundwater and Human Development, XXXII IAH Congress Mar del Plata, Argentina, , 15-OCT-02 - 19-OCT-03 , pp.8pp-* [Details]
(2002)9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment
ALLEN, A.R; (2002) Attenuation: A Cost Effective Landfill Strategy for Developing Countries 9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment [Details]
(2002)Appropriate Environmental and Solid Waste Management and Technologies for Developing Countries. ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress
ALLEN, A.R.; (2002) Low Cost Natural Solutions to Landfill Management for Developing Nations . In: Kocasoy, G., Atabarut, T., Nuhuoðlu, Ý eds. Appropriate Environmental and Solid Waste Management and Technologies for Developing Countries. ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress Istanbul, Turkey, , 23-JUN-02 - 27-JUN-02 , pp.739-748 [Details]
(2002)9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2002) Procedure for the Location of Landfill Sites using a GIS Model 9th Congress of the International Association of Engineering Geology and the Environment [Details]
(2002)ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress
ALLEN, A.R.; (2002) Low Cost Natural Solutions to Landfill Management for Developing Nations . In: Kocasoy, G., Atabarut, T., Nuhuoðlu, Ý eds. ISWA 2002 World Environmental Congress Istanbul, Turkey, , 23-JUN-02 - 27-JUN-02 , pp.739-748 [Details]
(2002)13th Yugoslavian Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Congress
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.; (2002) Evaluation of the Groundwater Resources within a Ribbon Aquifer along a Buried Valley: SW Ireland Case Study . In: * eds. 13th Yugoslavian Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Congress Herceg Novi, Yugoslavia, , 08-MAY-02 - 12-MAY-02 , pp.269-277 [Details]
(2001)3rd BGA Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference
ALLEN, A.R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O’Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D.; (2001) The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal . In: * eds. 3rd BGA Geoenvironmental Engineering Conference Edinburgh, Scotland, , 15-SEP-01 - 19-SEP-01 , pp.6pp-* [Details]
(2001)5th Polish Environmental Engineering Conference
ALLEN, A.R.; (2001) Sustainability in landfilling for the 21st century . In: * eds. 5th Polish Environmental Engineering Conference Ustronie Morskie, Poland, , 28-MAY-01 - 01-JUN-01 , pp.171-190 [Details]
(2000)'WasteCon 2000' Biannual Congress of S African Institute of Waste Management
ALLEN, A.R. (2000) Proceedings Vol 1, 649-658; (2000) Cost-effective landfill strategies for developing nations . In: * eds. 'WasteCon 2000' Biannual Congress of S African Institute of Waste Management Somerset West, S. Africa, , 05-SEP-00 - 09-SEP-00 , pp.649-658 [Details]
(2000)Proceedings 'WasteCon 2000' Somerset West
ALLEN, A.R; (2000) Cost-effective landfill strategies for developing nations Proceedings 'WasteCon 2000' Somerset West [Details]
(1999)XXIX Congress of International Association of Hydrogeologists, Bratislava
ALLEN, A.R. McGovern, C., O¿Brien, M., Leahy, L., Connor, B. P. ; (1999) Low enthalpy geothermal energy for space heating/cooling from shallow groundwater in glaciofluvial gravels XXIX Congress of International Association of Hydrogeologists, Bratislava [Details]
(1999)Sardinia 99, Seventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
ALLEN, A.R.; (1999) Natural solutions to landfill leachate management: More cost effective strategies . In: Christensen, T.H., Cossu, R., Stegmann R eds. Sardinia 99, Seventh International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium Cagliari, Sardinia, , 01-OCT-99 - 05-OCT-99 , pp.151-158 [Details]
(1999)Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. XXX IAH Congress
Allen, A.R. and Chapman, D.V.; (1999) A review of the impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management . In: O Sililo, et al eds. Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. XXX IAH Congress Cape Town, South Africa, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.863-868 [Details]
(1995)5th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
ALLEN, A. R., Dillon, A. M; (1995) Evaluation of environmentally acceptable waste disposal sites in the west Cork area 5th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium [Details]
(1995)5th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Biology and Environment
O'Conaill, A., ALLEN, A. R; (1995) The outline of a system to locate potential landfill sites in Co. Cork using geological and other criteria 5th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Biology and Environment [Details]
(1992)2nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium
ALLEN, A. R., MacCarthy, I. A. J; (1992) Geological analysis of waste disposal sites in the Cork city and harbour area 2nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium [Details]
(1991)Proceedings 1st Irish Environmental Engineering Conference
ALLEN, A. R., MacCarthy, I. A. J. ; (1991) Geological aspects of waste disposal site selection Proceedings 1st Irish Environmental Engineering Conference [Details]
(1986)'86 Geological Society of South Africa
Groenewald, P. B., ALLEN, A. R., Grantham, G. H; (1986) Retrogressive evolution of granulite facies gneisses, Northern H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica - Preliminary Results. In Geocongress '86 Geological Society of South Africa [Details]
(1986)'86 Geological Society of South Africa
ALLEN, A. R., Grantham G. H., Groenewald, P. B., Hunter, D. R; (1986) Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica - Preliminary Results '86 Geological Society of South Africa [Details]
(1984)Regional geology of H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Colloquium on: Earth Science Research in Antarctica, the Sub-Antarctic, and the Southern Ocean
ALLEN, A. R; (1984) south of South Africa Regional geology of H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. Colloquium on: Earth Science Research in Antarctica, the Sub-Antarctic, and the Southern Ocean [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2008)Environ 2008' 18th Ann Irish Env. Res. Colloquium,
ALLEN, A. R; (2008) Hydrogeology and Resource Potential of Buried Valley Ribbon Aquifers of the Cork Area, SW Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Environ 2008' 18th Ann Irish Env. Res. Colloquium, Dundalk , 02-FEB-08 - 02-FEB-08
(2007)Cork Geothermal Forum,
ALLEN, A; (2007) Review of Hydrogeothermal Resources underlying Cork City. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork Geothermal Forum, Cork , 01-NOV-07 - 01-NOV-07
(2006)Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies,
ALLEN, A. R; (2006) Salamanca. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies, Spain , 02-OCT-06 - 02-OCT-06
(2006)Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies,
ALLEN, A; (2006) Geothermal Energy. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies, University of Salamanca, Spain , 01-OCT-06 - 04-OCT-06
(2005)Breaking Ground Conference,
ALLEN, A. R; (2005) Institute Geologists Ireland. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Breaking Ground Conference, Dublin , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05
(2005)IAH International Conference and Field Workshop,
ALLEN, A. R; (2005) Karst Waters of Southwest Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], IAH International Conference and Field Workshop, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro , 01-SEP-05 - 01-SEP-05
(2005)3rd World Geothermal Conference,
ALLEN, A. R; (2005) Utilisation of Geothermal Resources in the Irish Republic. [Invited Oral Presentation], 3rd World Geothermal Conference, Antalya, Turkey , 01-APR-05 - 01-APR-05
(2005)Breaking Ground Conference,
ALLEN, A; (2005) Geothermal Energy in the Irish Context. [Invited Oral Presentation], Breaking Ground Conference, Institute of Geologists Ireland,Dublin , 01-NOV-05 - 01-NOV-05
(2003)1st Annual Environmental Science and Engineering Day,
Gamble, J.A., Allen, A.R., Davis, T., Higgs, B., Higgs, K.T., MacCarthy, I.A.J., Meere, P.A., Reavy, R.J., Smith, J. & Wheeler, A.J.; (2003) Environmental Geology SRA: Building o the solid foundation of our past and moving forward. [Oral Presentation], 1st Annual Environmental Science and Engineering Day, Cork, Ireland , 10-DEC-03 - 10-DEC-03
(2003)Swica-M3 2nd International Conference on Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers Monitoring, Modelling and Management,
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A.R.,; (2003) Impact of tidal variations on the groundwater system beneath Cork City, SW Ireland. [N/A], Swica-M3 2nd International Conference on Salt Water Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers Monitoring, Modelling and Management, Merida, Mexico , 06-APR-03 - 10-APR-03
(1999)Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland,
Allen, A. R., Chapman, D. V; (1999) Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland,
(1996)6th Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium,
Mundell, K.M., Allen, A.R., Dobson, A.D.W. and Glennon, J.; (1996) Waste degradation and methane generation from municipal solid waste in sanitary landfills. [Poster Presentation], 6th Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium, University College Dublin , 01-JAN-96 - 01-JAN-96
(1990)Nordiske Geologvintermøte, Stavanger, Geonytt 67,
Mulchrone, K.F., Allen, A.R. ; (1990) The geology and structure of the Western Gneiss Region, Joa, west central Norway. [Oral Presentation], Nordiske Geologvintermøte, Stavanger, Geonytt 67, Norway , 01-JAN-90 - 31-DEC-90

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2004)Delineation of buried valleys. Final Report HEA PRTLI2.
Davis, T., Allen, AR., MacCarthy, I.A.J. Higgs, B. (2004) Delineation of buried valleys. Final Report HEA PRTLI2. . [Details]
(2001)The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal.
ALLEN, A. R., Brito, G., Caetano, P., Costa, C., Cummins, V., Donnelly, J., Fernandes, C., Koukoulas, S., O¿Donnell, V., Robalo, C., Vendas, D; (2001) The Development of a GIS Model for the Location of Landfill Sites in Ireland and Portugal. Atlantic Region. [Details]
(2001)Hydrogeological properties of the `Lee Buried Valley¿ Aquifer: The Cork Waterworks case study (pumping test and hydrochemical exploration).
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A. R; (2001) Hydrogeological properties of the `Lee Buried Valley¿ Aquifer: The Cork Waterworks case study (pumping test and hydrochemical exploration). Dept. of Geology, National University of Ireland-Cork. [Details]
(2001)Investigations to determine the potential for utilisation of low enthalpy geothermal energy as a source of energy for space heating and cooling for the planned Art Museum at UCC tennis courts.
Milenic, D., ALLEN, A. R; (2001) Investigations to determine the potential for utilisation of low enthalpy geothermal energy as a source of energy for space heating and cooling for the planned Art Museum at UCC tennis courts. National University of Ireland-Cork. [Details]
(1998)Report on assessment of the thermal potential of shallow groundwater in gravels beneath the River Lee floodplain.
Connor, B. P., ALLEN, A. R., Leahy, K. L., Sikora P; (1998) Report on assessment of the thermal potential of shallow groundwater in gravels beneath the River Lee floodplain. Irish Energy Board. [Details]
(1998)Report on exploration well for geothermal heating.
Connor, B. P., ALLEN, A. R., Leahy, K. L., Sikora P; (1998) Report on exploration well for geothermal heating. City Hall Complex. Report to Cork Corporation. [Details]
(1998)Assessment of the thermal potential of groundwater in gravels underlying the Lee valley.
Leahy, K. L. ALLEN, A. R; (1998) Assessment of the thermal potential of groundwater in gravels underlying the Lee valley. Cork city. [Details]
(1986)Study of the metamorphic and plutonic rocks of H. U. Sverdrupfjells.
Hunter, D. R., ALLEN, A. R., Grantham, G. H., Groenewald, P. B.; (1986) Study of the metamorphic and plutonic rocks of H. U. Sverdrupfjells. Pretoria. [Details]
(1980)Stratigraphic definitions of named units in the Arunta Block.
Stewart, A. J., Shaw, R. D., Offe, L. A., Langworthy, A. P., Warren, R. G., ALLEN, A. R., Clarke, D. B; (1980) Stratigraphic definitions of named units in the Arunta Block. Canberra, Australia. [Details]
(1979)Geological report on 1:100,000 mapping of the southeastern Arunta Block.
Shaw,R. D., Langworthy, A. P., Offe, L.A., Stewart, A. J., ALLEN, A. R., Senior, B. R; (1979) Geological report on 1:100,000 mapping of the southeastern Arunta Block. Canberra, Australia. [Details]

Published abstracts

 YearPublication
(2004)Urban groundwater problems in Cork city, SW Ireland.
Milenic,D., ALLEN, A.R; (2004) Urban groundwater problems in Cork city, SW Ireland. Published abstracts [Details]
(2004)New Sm-Nd Isotopic Data from the Tuludimtu Orogenic Belt of Western Ethiopia: Implications for Pan African Crustal Evolution.
Tadesse, G. ALLEN, A.R., Daly, J.S; (2004) New Sm-Nd Isotopic Data from the Tuludimtu Orogenic Belt of Western Ethiopia: Implications for Pan African Crustal Evolution. Published abstracts [Details]
(1995)Evaluation of environmentally acceptable waste disposal sites in the west Cork.
ALLEN, A. R., Dillon, A. M; (1995) Evaluation of environmentally acceptable waste disposal sites in the west Cork. Published abstracts [Details]
(1995)The outline of a system to locate potential landfill sites in Co. Cork using geological and other criteria.
O'Conaill, A., ALLEN, A. R.; (1995) The outline of a system to locate potential landfill sites in Co. Cork using geological and other criteria. Published abstracts [Details]
(1995)The outline of a system to locate potential landfill sites in Co. Cork using geological and other criteria.
O'Conaill, A., ALLEN, A. R.; (1995) The outline of a system to locate potential landfill sites in Co. Cork using geological and other criteria. Published abstracts [Details]
(1992)Geological analysis of waste disposal sites in the Cork city and harbour area.
ALLEN, A. R., MacCarthy, I. A. J; (1992) Geological analysis of waste disposal sites in the Cork city and harbour area. Published abstracts [Details]
(1986)Tectonic and metamorphic evolution of H. U. Sverdupfjella.
ALLEN, A. R., Grantham G. H., Groenewald, P. B., Hunter, D. R; (1986) Tectonic and metamorphic evolution of H. U. Sverdupfjella. Published abstracts [Details]
(1986)Retrogressive evolution of granulite facies gneisses, Northern H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica - Preliminary Results.
Groenewald, P. B., ALLEN, A. R., Grantham, G. H; (1986) Retrogressive evolution of granulite facies gneisses, Northern H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica - Preliminary Results. Published abstracts [Details]
(1984)Regional geology of H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land.
ALLEN, A. R; (1984) Regional geology of H. U. Sverdrupfjella, Western Dronning Maud Land. Published abstracts [Details]

Professional Activities

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-JAN-86 /
University of Natal, S. Africa Lecturer01-APR-80 / 31-DEC-85
University of Dundee, Scotland Research Associate01-JAN-78 / 31-MAR-80
University of New Brunswick, Canada Sabbatical Replacement Lecturer01-SEP-76 / 31-DEC-77

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1969Aberdeen, Scotland BSC (HONS)BSc (Hons)
1976Queensland, Australia PhD

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Cork City Council ¿ Groundwater Supply for Header Tank for waste water treatment ¿

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

* Metamorphic Petrology
* Precambrian Geology
* Earth Surface Processes
* Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
* Hydrogeology
* Integrated Waste Management
* Environmental Geology
* 2nd Year Earth Science field-course

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2014Environmental Issues in the Field EV3919Environmental Issues in the Field
2014Non-Renewable Resources EV2911Non-Renewable Resources
2014Integrated Solid Waste Management EV3914Integrated Solid Waste Management
2014Land Use and Transportation EV3913Land Use and Transportation

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School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Distillery Field Campus, Cork

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