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Ph.D. in hydrology, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Quebec City (1997)

Geoff Howell Citation of Excellence for Innovation (2012)


Vincent Fortin

Scientific Researcher - Hydrological Forecasting

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Development of a hydrological forecasting capability for MSC's environmental prediction system

  • Hydrological Ensemble Prediction EXperiment (HEPEX) project
  • Canadian Precipitation Analysis (CaPA)
  • Parameterization of hydrological processes in land-surface models
  • Downscaling and post-processing of ensemble forecasts
  • Spatial interpolation of public weather forecasts


Co-lead of the HEPEX Great Lakes testbed project

Member of the Ouranos external science advisory board


Deacu, D. V. Fortin, E. Klysejko, C. Spence and P.D. Blanken. 2012. Predicting the Net Basin Supply of the Great Lakes with a Hydrometeorological Model. Journal of Hydrometeorology, accepted for publication.

Dupont, F., P. Chittibabu, V. Fortin, Y.R. Rao and Y. Lu. 2012. Assessment of a NEMO-based hydrodynamic modelling system for the Great Lakes. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, accepted for publication.

Fortin, V. and A.D. Gronewold (2012). Water balance of the Laurentian Great Lakes. Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series, July 2012, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6.

Gronewold, A.D. and V. Fortin. 2012. Advancing Great Lakes Hydrological science through targeted binational collaborative research. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, accepted for publication.

Soulis, E.D., J. Craig, V. Fortin and G. Liu. 2011. A simple expression for the bulk field capacity of a sloping soil horizon. Hydrological Processes. 25(1): 112-116.

Fortin, V., C. Therrien and F. Anctil. 2008. Correcting wind-induced bias in solid precipitation measurements in case of limited and uncertain data. Hydrological Processes Processes. 22(17): 3393-3402.

Pietroniro, A., V. Fortin, N. Kouwen, C. Neal, R. Turcotte, B. Davison, D. Verseghy, E.D. Soulis, R. Caldwell, N. Evora and P. Pellerin. 2007. Using the MESH modelling system for hydrological ensemble forecasting of the Laurentian Great Lakes at the regional scale. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 11: 1279-1294.

Turcotte, R., L.-G. Fortin, V. Fortin, J.-P. Fortin and J.-P. Villeneuve. 2007. Operational analysis of the spatial distribution and the temporal evolution of the snowpack water equivalent in southern Québec. Nordic Hydrology 38(3): 211-234.

Fortin, V., A.-C. Favre and M. Saïd. 2006. Probabilistic forecasting from ensemble prediction systems: improving upon the best member method by using a different weight and dressing kernel for each member. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 132(617): 1349-1369,A2:A3.

Kehagias, A. and V. Fortin. 2006. Time series segmentation with “Shifting means” Hidden Markov models. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 13: 339-352.

Fortin, V., L. Perreault and J.D. Salas. 2004. Retrospective analysis and forecasting of streamflows using a shifting level model. Journal of Hydrology 296(1-4): 135-163.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

          Precipitation Processes and Measurement
          Snow Processes and Measurement
          Data assimilation
          Water quantity
     Great Lakes
          Water quantity
     Rain & Stormwater
Weather & Meteorology
     Atmospheric Modelling
          Ensemble prediction
          Environmental prediction
          Numeric modelling
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