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Ellyn Montgomery

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


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 on a number of programs. She joined USGS in 2006 and does a variety of tasks from data collection 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.

Research Interest

ocean circulation ocean processes coastal processes sediment transport software development


  • Dickhudt, P., Ganju, N., and Montgomery, E., 2015, Summary of Oceanographic Measurements for Characterizing Light Attenuation and Sediment Resuspension in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, New Jersey, 2013: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report

  • Armstrong, B., Warner, J., List, J., Martini, M., and Montgomery, E., 2015, Coastal Change Processes Project Data Report for Oceanographic Observations Near Fire Island, January-April 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1159.

  • 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.

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