Ellyn Montgomery

Manages the USGS Oceanographic time-series data collection at https://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/

Biography

Ellyn Montgomery has studied the oceans for more than 35 years.  She has worked with a variety of oceanographic instrument systems, and been responsible for all aspects of instrument programming, data collection, analysis, archival and distribution for a number of oceanographic research programs.   She joined USGS in 2006 and works on a variety of tasks from data collection, analysis and processing to management of oceanographic time-series observations collected in support of sediment transport research since the 1970s.  These observations are served using Open Source software components and Open Geopatial Consortium (OGC) standards to enhance accessibility and interoperability.   Data management topics of interest include THREDDS, ISO 19115-2 metadata, use of web services to distribute data, and geoinformatics.  

Ellyn is also a software developer for Windows and Linux who has written everything from board-level control code to graphical data visualization tools.  Programming languages include Matlab, C, Perl, Python, shell scripting and others.  
 

Service 

  • Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) Guides team member
  • USGS Community for Data Integration member
  • USGS Coastal and Marine Geology program Data Management Plan steering commit

Awards

Publications:

Montgomery, E.T., Martini, M.A., Lightsom, F.L. and Butman, Bradford, 2016, Documentation of the U.S. Geological Survey Oceanographic Time-Series Measurement Database (ver 2.0, April 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1194, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20071194.

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., 2013. Studying Seafloor Bedforms using Autonomous Stationary Imaging and Profiling Sonars. Proceedings IEEE/Oceans Conference 2013, (103503-082)

Faundeen, John L.; Burley, Thomas E.; Carlino, Jennifer A.; Govoni, David L.; Henkel, Heather S.; Holl, Sally L.; Hutchison, Vivian B.; Martín, Elizabeth; Montgomery, Ellyn T.; Ladino, Cassandra C.; Tessler, Steven; Zolly, Lisa S., 2014. The United States Geological Survey Science Data Lifecycle Model U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1265 (Also available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131265/).

Martini, M., Armstrong, B., and Montgomery, E., 2011, Quality of near-shore acoustic Doppler wave measurements during winter at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina [abs.]: 10th Current, Waves and Turbulence Measurement Workshop, Monterey, CA, 20-23 March, 2011.

Hu, C., E.T. Montgomery, R.W. Schmitt and F.E. Muller-Karger, 2004. The dispersal of the Amazon and Orinoco River water in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean Sea: Observation from space and S-PALACE floats, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 51, Issues 10-11, pp 1151-1171.

Ledwell, J. R., E.T. Montgomery, K. L. Polzin, L.C. St.Laurent, R. W. Schmitt, and J. M. Toole, 2000. Evidence for Enhanced Mixing over rough Topography in the Abyssal Ocean, Nature403, 179.

Schmitt, R.W. and E.T. Montgomery, 2000.  Salinity, the missing piece of the Climate Puzzle.  Backscatter, Magazine of the Alliance for Marine Remote Sensing,  11, 3, 10-16.

Recent USGS Data releases:

Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T. and Sherwood, C.R., 2017, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, November - December 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7736P28.

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Brosnahan, S.M and Suttles, S.E., 2017, Water level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K936D0.

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Brosnahan, S.M and Suttles, S.E., 2017, Water level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release,https://doi.org/10.5066/F72Z140X.

Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E. Marsjanik, E.D. and Brosnahan, S.M., 2017, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Massachusetts, 2017, Geological Survey data release. http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7B27T6P.

Ganju, N.K., Dickhudt, P.J., Montgomery, E.T., and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic and water quality measurements in two Southern California Coastal Wetlands, 2013-2014: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F78050PZ.

Montgomery, E.T., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Trowbridge, J., Scully, M, and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7542KQR.

Sherwood, C.R., Montgomery, E.T., Suttles, S.E. and Brosnahan, S.M., 2016, Oceanographic, Atmospheric and Water-Quality Measurements Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Massachusetts, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7N58JHM.

Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Brosnahan, S.M., Montgomery, E.T., Dickhudt, P.J., Borden, Jonathan, and Martini, M.A., 2016, Oceanographic and water-quality measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7DF6PBV.

Suttles, S., Ganju, N., Montgomery, E., Dickhudt, P., Borden, J., Brosnahan, S., Martini, M, 2016, Summary of Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1149. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161149).