Dr. Jennifer Jacobs
Professor of Civil Engineering
Phone: (603) 862-0635
Fax: (603) 862-3957
University of New Hampshire
Gregg Hall Room 240
35 Colovos Rd
Durham, NH 03824
Dr. Jacobs' research emphasizes the characterization of spatiotemporal land-surface water dynamics (e.g., evapotranspiration and soil-water dynamics) through experimentation and modeling and the advancement of ecohydrology through interdisciplinary studies with collaborators having strengths in soils pedology, vegetation physiology, and ecology. She uses emerging technologies to enhance the understanding of distributed hydrological processes with a specific focus on surface energy flux estimation. This research addresses the knowledge gap regarding evaporative fluxes and the emphasis within engineering practice to improve the spatial and temporal representation of water cycling. Jacobs also pursues a parallel research effort in ecohydrology. This research combination, hydrological mechanisms essential to climate-soil-vegetation interactions, underlying ecosystem patterns and processes, and ecohydrology, positions her at the cutting edge of one of the "most exciting scientific frontiers". This research area is rapidly expanding with opportunities and funding, at scales ranging from local to global, to explore challenging and unanswered questions regarding ecosystems, biodiversity, and land change impacts.
1. Bosch, D.D., T. Jackson, V. Lakshmi, Choi, M. and J. Jacobs. Large Scale Measurements of Soil Moisture for Validation of Remotely Sensed Data: Georgia Soil Moisture Experiments of 2003. Submitted to Journal of Hydrology. Accepted. August 2005.
2. Bhat*, S., J.M. Jacobs, K. Hatfield, and J. Prenger. 2006. Relationships between stream water chemistry and military land use in Fort Benning, GA. Ecological Indicators. 6(2), 458-466.
3. Loescher*, H.W., Gholz, H.L., Jacobs, J.M., and S.F. Oberbauer. 2005. Energy dynamics and modeled evapotranspiration from a wet tropical forest in Costa Rica. Journal of Hydrology. 315, 274-294.
4. Bryant*, M.L., Bhat*, S., and J.M. Jacobs. 2005. Throughfall characterization of heterogeneous forest communities in the southeastern U.S.. Journal of Hydrology. 312, 95-108, 2005.
5. Liu*, S., Graham, W.D., and J.M. Jacobs. 2005. The value of climate forcings to capture soil water dynamics and evapotranspiration using daily potential evapotranspiration. Journal of Hydrology. 309, 39-52.
6. Irmak*, S., M.D. Dukes, and J.M. Jacobs. 2005. Using modified Bellani plat evapotranspiration gauges to estimate short canopy evapotranspiration. ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage. 131(2), 164-175.
7. Sumner, D.M. and J.M. Jacobs. 2005. Utility of Penman-Monteith, Priestley-Taylor, reference evapotranspiration, and pan evaporation methods to estimate pasture evapotranspiration. Journal of Hydrology. 308, 81-104.
8. Jacobs, J.M., Mohanty, B.P., Hsu*, E., and D.A. Miller. 2004. Field scale soil moisture variability and similarity from point measurements during SMEX02. Remote Sensing of Environment. 92, 436-446.
9. Jacobs, J.M. 2004. Closure to Atmospheric momentum roughness to determine stage-discharge relationships in vegetated flood plains. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 9(5), p. 447.
10. Satti*, S.R., J.M. Jacobs and S. Irmak*. 2004. Agricultural water management in a humid region: Sensitivity to climate, soil and crop parameters. Agricultural Water Management. 70(1), 51-65.
11. Jacobs, J.M., M.C. Anderson, L.C. Friess, and G.R. Diak. 2004. Solar radiation, longwave radiation and emergent wetland evapotranspiration estimates from satellite data in Florida, USA, Hydrological Sciences Journal. 49(3), 461-476.
12. Satti*, S.R. and J.M. Jacobs. 2004. A GIS-based model to estimate the regionally distributed drought water demand. Agricultural Water Management. 66, 1-13.
13. Boupha*, K., J.M. Jacobs, and K. Hatfield. 2004. MDL Groundwater Modeling: Laplace transforms and the De Hoog algorithm to solve contaminant transport equations. Computers in Geosciences. 30(5), 445-453. Download MDL Software
14. Satti*, S.R. and J.M. Jacobs. 2004. A comparison of Florida crop evapotranspiration and consumptive use permitting methods. Soil and Crop Society of Florida. 62, 30-37.
15. Guha*, A., J.M. Jacobs, T.J. Jackson, M. Cosh, E. Hsu*, and J. Judge. 2003. Soil moisture mapping using ESTAR from the Southern Great Plains experiment (SGP99), IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters. 41(10), 2392-2397.
16. Jacobs, J.M., D.A. Myers* and B.M. Whitfield*. 2003. Improved rainfall-runoff estimates using remotely sensed soil moisture. Journal of American Water Resources Association. 39(2), 313-324.
17. Jacobs, J.M. and M. Wang*, 2003. Atmospheric momentum roughness to determine stage-discharge relationships in vegetated flood plains, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 8(2), 99-104.
18. Irmak*, S., Irmak, A., J.W. Jones, T.A. Howell, J.M. Jacobs, R.G. Allen, and G. Hoogenboom. 2003. Predicting net radiation in the humid regions of the Southeast United States. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 129(4), 256-259.
19. Jacobs, J.M., D.A. Myers*, M.L.Anderson, and G.R. Diak. 2002. GOES surface insolation to estimate wetlands evapotranspiration, Journal of Hydrology. 266, 53-65.
20. Jacobs, J.M., S.L. Mergelsberg*, A. Lopera*, and D.A. Myers*. 2002. Evapotranspiration from a wet prairie wetland under drought conditions: Paynes Prairie Preserve, Florida, USA, Wetlands. 22(2), 374-385.
21. Jacobs, J.M. and R.M. Vogel. 2000. Closure to: The optimal allocation of water withdrawals in a river basin, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 126(1), p.38.
22. Jacobs, J. M., R. L. Coulter and W. Brutsaert. 2000. Surface flux estimation by bulk ABL similarity with radiosonde and wind-profiler/RASS observations over a land-surface with small roughness, Advances in Water Resources., 23(4), 339-348.
23. Jacobs, J.M. and W. Brutsaert. 1998. Momentum roughness and view-angle dependent heat roughness at a Southern Great Plains test-site, Journal of Hydrology, 211, 61-68.
24. Jacobs, J.M. and R.M. Vogel. 1998. The optimal allocation of water withdrawals in a river basin, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, 124(6), 357-363.
|Title||Agency||Award Dates||Total Budget|
|Revision of AFSIRS Crop Water Use Simulation Model (Supplement 3)||SJRWMD||1/04 to 12/04||$150,000|
|Improved Estimation of Evapotranspiration and Recharge from a Dynamic SVAT Model through Assimilation of Microwave Brightness (Resubmittal)||NSF||1/04 to 12/07||$400,000|
|Revision of AFSIRS Crop Water Use Simulation Model (Supplement 2)||SJRWMD||1/03 to 12/03||$140,000|
|Seasonal Variability of Near Surface Soil Water and Groundwater Tables in Florida||FDOT||10/02 to 10/04||$250,000|
|Revision of AFSIRS Crop Water Use Simulation Model (Supplement 1)||SJRWMD||5/02 to 4/03||
|Revision of AFSIRS Crop Water Use Simulation Model||SJRWMD||9/01 to 1/03||$130,000|
|Characterization and Simulation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture for Rainfall-Runoff Modeling - Undergraduate Scholar||FSGC||5/01 to 4/02||$3,000|
|Characterization and Simulation of Remotely Sensed Soil Moisture for Rainfall-Runoff Modeling||NASA||3/01 to 2/05||$240,863|
|Flow Duration Curves to Advance Ecologically Sustainable Water Management||USGS||3/01 to 2/02||$36,614|
|Minimum Flows and Levels for the Lower Suwannee River Implementation Methodology||SRWMD||3/01 to 2/02||$50,400|
|AFSIRS Evaluation of Georgia Crop Water Use||NWFWMD||10/00-12/01||$5,000|
|Water Supply - City of Cocoa||SJRWMD||7/00-7/02||$76,469|
|Evaluation of Reference Evapotranspiration Methodologies and AFSIRS Crop Water Simulation||
|USDA National Needs Fellowships in Hydrologic Sciences||USDA||8/00-5/03||$276,000|
|Ecological Indicators of Environmental Change||DOE/EPA/DOD||5/99-4/04||$2,019,000|
- CIE 745/845 Engineering Hydrology
- Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1997
- M.S. Civil Engineering, Tufts University, 1993
- ScB Electrical Engineering, Brown University, 1987
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Coastal Engineering, University of Florida, Oct 1997 - 2003
Head Teaching Fellow, College of Engineering, Cornell University, 1995 - 1996
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1993 - 1994
Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University, 1992 - 1993
Environmental Consultant, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, Massachusetts, 1989 - 1993
Consultant, Boston Systems Group, Boston, Massachusetts, 1987 - 1989
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