Jessica Hopple

Biography

Jessica began her career with the USGS at the Stable Isotope Laboratory in Reston, Virginia where she developed new techniques to analyze gas, rock and water samples for stable isotopes. She later joined the Organic Degradation Project and was involved in studies on the fate and transport of organic contaminants in subsurface environments in Florida, Minnesota, and New Jersey. In 1995 she transferred to the New Jersey Water Science Center to work on the Long Island/New Jersey NAWQA project. Jessica has directed several projects dealing with drinking water quality. In particular she has assessed the susceptibility of public supply wells and surface water intakes to contamination, studied the types of organic compounds that contribute to the formation of disinfection byproducts in public drinking water systems, and related the quality of source water and finished drinking water to the natural and man-made processes that can affect the quality of water. Jessica is currently the database manager on the NAWQA Integrated Watershed Studies project. Jessica is proficient in the compiling large datasets from different sources into comprehensive Microsoft Access databases and in verification, management, documentation, and dissemination of complex environmental information.  

Publications

Valder, Joshua F.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Price, Curtis V.; Bender, David A., 2014. Anthropogenic organic compounds in source water of select community water systems in the United States, 2002-10. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5139, xii, 129 p. [Link]

Toccalino, Patricia L.; Hopple, Jessica A., 2010. Quality of Water from Public-Supply Wells in the United States, 1993-2007 Overview of Major Findings. U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1346, v, 58 p. [Link]

Carter, Janet M.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Delzer, Gregory C., 2010. Concentration data for anthropogenic organic compounds in groundwater, surface water, and finished water of selected community water systems in the United States, 2002-10. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 544, vi, 13 p.; Appendices; Downloads Directory [Link]

Hopple, Jessica A.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A., 2009. Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Source Water of Selected Community Water Systems that Use Groundwater, 2002-05. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5200, viii, 76 p. [Link]

Kingsbury, James A.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Hopple, Jessica A., 2008. Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Source Water of Nine Community Water Systems that Withdraw from Streams, 2002-05. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5208, x, 68 p. [Link]

Carter, Janet M.; Delzer, Gregory C.; Kingsbury, James A.; Hopple, Jessica A., 2007. Concentration Data for Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Ground Water, Surface Water, and Finished Water of Selected Community Water Systems in the United States, 2002-05. Geological Survey (U.S.) Data Series 268, Report: viii, 31 p.; 3 Appendices [Link]

Hopple, Jessica A.; Barringer, Julia L.; Koleis, Janece, 2007. Water-Quality Constituents, Dissolved-Organic-Carbon Fractions, and Disinfection By-Product Formation in Water from Community Water-Supply Wells in New Jersey, 1998-99. Geological Survey (U.S.) Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5260, viii, 54 p. [Link]

Coplen, T. B.; Hopple, J. A.; Bohlke, J. K.; Peiser, H. S.; Rieder, S. E.; Krouse, H. R.; Rosman, K. J. R.; Ding, T.; Vocke, R. D., Jr.; Revesz, K. M.; Lamberty, A.; Taylor, P.; De Bievre, P., 2002. Compilation of minimum and maximum isotope ratios of selected elements in naturally occurring terrestrial materials and reagents. Water-Resources Investigations Report 2001-4222, ix, 98 p. : ill. ; 28 cm [Link]

Coplen, T.B., Böhlke, J.K., De Bièvre, P., Ding, T., Holden, N.E., Hopple, J. A., Krouse, H.R., Lamberty, A., Peiser, H.S., Révész, K. M., Rieder, S.E., Rosman, K.J.R., Roth, E., Taylor, P.D.P., Vocke, Jr., R.D., and Xiao, Y. K., 2002, Isotopic abundance variations of selected elements: Pure and Applied Chemistry, v. 74, p., 1,987-2,017.

Hopple, J.A., Hannon, J.E., Coplen, T.B., 1998: Comparison of two stable hydrogen isotope-ratio measurement techniques on Antarctic surface-water and ice samples: Chemical Geology, v. 152/3-4, p. 321-323.

Stackelberg, Paul E.; Hopple, Jessica A.; Kauffman, Leon J., 1997. Occurrence of nitrate, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds in the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer system, southern New Jersey. U.S. Geological Survey ; Branch of Information Services [distributor], Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4241, 8 p. :col. ill., col. maps ;28 cm.

Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1996, Accumulation of organochlorine compounds in Hydrilla verticillata relative to sediments in the tidal Potomac River, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 20-24, 1993: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4015, v. 2, p. 831-834.

Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1996 Hydrophobic organochlorine compounds sequestered in submersed aquatic macrophytes (Hydrilla verticillata (L.F. Royle)) from the tidal Potomac River (USA): Environmental Pollution, v. 94, No. 1, p. 39-46.

Coplen, T.B. and Hopple, J.A., 1995, Audit of VSMOW distributed by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Reference and intercomparison materials for stable isotopes of light elements: Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA-TECDOC-825, p. 35-38.

Shan, T.H., Hopple, J.A., and Foster, G.D., 1994, Alternative tissue analysis method developed for organochlorine contaminants in aquatic organisms, Bull. Environ, Contam. Toxicol., 53: 382-389.

Cozzarelli, I.M., Baedecker, M.J., Hopple, J.A., 1991, Geochemical gradients in shallow ground water caused by the microbial degradation of hydrocarbons at Galloway Township, New Jersey, in Mallard, G.E., and Aronson, D.A., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Monterey, Calif., March 11-15, 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4034, p. 256-262.

Baedecker, M.J., Franks, B.J., Goerlitz, D.F., and Hopple, J.A., 1988, Geochemistry of a shallow aquifer contaminated with creosote products, in Ragone, S.E., ed., U.S. Geological Survey Program on Toxic Waste---Ground-Water Contamination---Proceedings of the second technical meeting, Cape Cod, Mass., October 21--25, 1985: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86--481, p. A17-A20.

Coplen, T.B., Kendall, Carol, and Hopple, J.A., 1983, Comparison of stable isotope reference samples: Nature, v. 302, p. 236-238.