Jacob LaFontaine

Biography

Professional Preparation

MS Civil Engineering, 2002

BS Civil Engineering, 2001

AAS Civil Engineering, 1997

 

Appointments

2018-current: Research Hydrologist, South Atlantic Water Science Center, USGS, Norcross, Georgia.

2014-2017: Hydrologist, South Atlantic Water Science Center, USGS, Norcross, Georgia.

2006-2014: Hydrologist, Georgia Water Science Center, USGS, Norcross, Georgia.

2003-2005: Civil Engineer, Georgia Water Science Center, USGS, Norcross, Georgia.

2000-2002: Student Trainee (Hydrology), Georgia Water Science Center, USGS, Norcross, Georgia.

1996-1999: Student Trainee (Hydrology), New York Water Science Center, USGS, Troy, New York.

2001-2002: Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Publications

Regan, R.S., Juracek, K.E., Hay, L.E., Markstrom, S.L., Viger, R.J., Driscoll, J.M., LaFontaine, J.H., and Norton, P.A., 2018, The U.S. Geological Survey National Hydrologic Model infrastructure: rationale, description, and application of a watershed-scale model for the conterminous United States: Environmental Modelling & Software, no. 111, p. 192-203. [Link]

Regan, R.S., Markstrom, S.L., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Norton, P.A., Driscoll, J.M., LaFontaine, J.H., 2018, Description of the National Hydrologic Model for use with the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap B9, 38 p. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., Jones, L.E., and Painter, J.A., 2017, Simulations of hydrologic response in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern United States: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5133, 112 p. [Link]

Jones, L.E., Painter, Jaime, LaFontaine, Jacob, Sepulveda, Nicasio, and Sifuentes, D.F., 2017, Groundwater-flow budget for the lower Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in southwestern Georgia and parts of Florida and Alabama, 2008–12: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5141, 76 p. [Link]

Markstrom, S.L., Regan, R.S., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Webb, R.M., Payn, R.A., and LaFontaine, J.H., 2015, PRMS-IV, the precipitation-runoff modeling system, version 4: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques and Methods, book 6, chap. B7, 158 p. [Link]

Farmer, William H.; Archfield, Stacey A.; Over, Thomas M.; Hay, Lauren E.; LaFontaine, Jacob H.; Kiang, Julie E., 2015. A comparison of methods to predict historical daily streamflow time series in the southeastern United States. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5231, Report: vi, 34 p.; Appendixes A-C; Tables 1-7 [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Regan, R.S., and Markstrom, S.L., 2015, Effects of climate and land cover on hydrology in the southeastern U.S.: Potential impacts on watershed planning. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, early online release, 27 p. [Link]

Caldwell, P.V., Kennen, J.G., Sun, G., Kiang, J.E., Butcher, J.B., Eddy, M.C., Hay, L.E., LaFontaine, J.H., Hain, E.F., Nelson, S.A.C., and McNulty, S.G., 2015, A comparison of hydrologic models for ecological flows and water availability. Ecohydrol. (2015), early online release, 22 p. [Link]

Hay, L.E., LaFontaine, J.H., and Markstrom S.L., 2014: Evaluation of Statistically Downscaled GCM Output as Input for Hydrological and Stream Temperature Simulation in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin (1961-1999). Earth Interact. doi:10.1175/2013EI000554.1, in press. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Markstrom, S.L., Regan, R.S., Elliott, C.M., and Jones, J.W., 2013, Application of the Precipitation-Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in the southeastern United States, USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5162, 118 p. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., and Hay, L.E., 2013, The use of downscaled climate data in hydrologic and stream temperature models in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, southeastern USA. Published in U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1278, 73 p. [Link]

Freeman, M.C., Buell, G.R., Hay, L.E., Hughes, W.B., Jacobson, R.B., Jones, J.W., Jones, S.A., LaFontaine, J.H., Odom, K.R., Peterson, J.T., Riley, J.W., Schindler, J.S., Shea, Colin, and Weaver, J.D., 2012, Linking river management to species conservation using dynamic landscape-scale models. River Research and Applications, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/rra.2575. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., Hay, L.E., Viger, R.J., Markstrom, S., 2011, Hydrologic Modeling of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin using the USGS Precipitation Runoff Modeling System, Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 11-13, 2011, at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., Hay, L.E., Viger, R., Markstrom, S., Regan, R.S., 2011, The Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds, September 26-30, 2011, Fairbanks, Alaska: Simulation of hydrologic response to climate and landscape change using the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin in the southeastern USA. Published in U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169, 226 p. [Link]

Lawrence, S.J., and LaFontaine, J.H., 2010, Occurrence of organic wastewater-indicator compounds in urban streams of the Atlanta area, Georgia, 2003–2006: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010–5209, 113 p. [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H., 2009, Hydrologic characteristics of watersheds in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, 2003-2007, Proceedings of the 2009 Georgia Water Resources Conference, held April 27-29, 2009, at the University of Georgia.

LaFontaine, Jacob H.; McCallum, Brian E.; Stamey, Timothy C.; Wipperfurth, Caryl J., 2006. Flood-tracking chart for the Chattahoochee River Basin in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. General Information Product 34, 2 sheets [Link]

LaFontaine, J.H. and Hillick, T.A., 2004, Overview of the City of Atlanta water-quality monitoring network: 2004 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, October 2-6, 2004, New Orleans, Louisiana.