Jason P Pope


Jason Pope is a Hydrologist with the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center and has been an employee of the USGS since 2001. He has investigated a variety of topics related to groundwater in the Northern Atlantic Coastal Plain, including aquifer-system compaction and land subsidence, regional groundwater flow and availability, interpretation and mapping of hydrostratigraphy, estimation of water withdrawal and use, groundwater residence time, and water quality. His technical interests include the management and analysis of geospatial data, computer modeling of groundwater flow, techniques for estimating various components of water withdrawal and use, and measurement of aquifer-system compaction.

He is currently working on a revision of a groundwater model for the Eastern Shore of Virginia in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. He also contributes to a team in the USGS Integrated Modeling and Prediction Division, Earth Systems Modeling Branch creating a national-scale model of shallow groundwater flow, including a current focus area in the Delaware River Basin.



M.S.  Hydrogeosciences, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Thesis: Characterization and modeling of land subsidence due to groundwater withdrawals from the confined aquifers of the Virginia Coastal Plain.


B.S.  Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Undergraduate Research: Phosphorus retention in a high-elevation southeastern reservoir system.