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Dr. Matthew K. Howard
Matthew K. Howard
Phone:
(979) 862-4169
Email:
mkhoward@tamu.edu
Office:
Eller O&M 614B
Address:
Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 614B MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843

Degrees:

Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Texas A&M University, Texas, 1992

B.S. Physical Oceanography, Humboldt State University, California, 1977

Awards:
Dean's Distinguished Achievement Award for Research Scientist, 2007

Links:

Matthew K. Howard

Research Scientist
Physical Oceanography: Data Management Systems for Oceanography

Research Interests

  • Physical oceanography
  • Coastal oceanography
  • Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (IOOS)
  • Data Management Systems for Oceanography
  • Information architecture
  • Informatics, semantic mediation, ontologies
  • Model-data comparisons

Selected Publications

  • Sundareshwar, P. V., R. Murtugudde, G. Srinivasan, S. Singh, K.J. Ramesh, D. Agarwal, D. Baldocchi, C. K. Baru, K. K. Baruah, G. R. Chowdhury, V. K. Dadhwal, C. B. S. Dutt, J. Fuentes, P. K. Gupta, W. W. Hargrove, M. Howard, C. S. Jha, S. Lal, W. K. Michenery, A. P. Mitra, J. T. Morris, R. R. Myneni, M. Naja, R. Nemani, S. Raha, R. Ramesh, S. K. Santhana Vanan, M. Sharma, A. Subramaniam, R. Sukumar, R. R. Twilley, S. B. Verma, P. R. Zimmerman, 2007: INDOFLUX: A Biogeochemical Monitoring Network for India., Science, 316, 204-205.
  • Bender III, L. C., N. L. Guinasso, Jr., J. N. Walpert, L. L. Lee III, R. D. Martin, R. D. Hetland, S. K. Baum, and M. K. Howard, 2007. Development, Operation, and Results From the Texas Automated Buoy System, Gulf of Mexico Science, 25(1), 33�60.
  • Price, J. M., M. Reed, M. K. Howard, W. R. Johnson, Z. Ji, C. F. Marshall, N. L. Guinasso Jr., G. B. Rainey, 2006. Preliminary assessment of an oil-spill trajectory model using satellite-tracked, oil-spill-simulating drifters. Environmental Modeling and Software 21(2): 258-270.
  • Nowlin, W. D., Jr., A. E. Jochens, S. F. DiMarco, M. K. Howard, R. O. Reid, 2005. Low-frequency Circulation Over the Texas-Louisiana Continental Shelf. In W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds., Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models, Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 161, American Geophysical Union, 360 pp.
  • Biggs, D. C., A. E. Jochens, M. K. Howard, S. F. DiMarco, K. D. Mullin, R. R. Leben, F. E. Muller-Karger, and C. Hu, 2005. Eddy forced variations in on-margin and off-margin summertime circulation along the 1000 m isobath of the northern Gulf of Mexico, 2000-2003, and links with sperm whale distributions along the middle slope. Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 161, Circulation of the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models. Eds. W. Sturges and A. Lugo-Fernandez, American Geophysical Union, 71-86.
  • Etter, P. C., M. K. Howard, and J. D. Cochrane, 2004. Heat and freshwater budgets of the Texas-Louisiana shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C02024, doi:10.1029/2003JC001820
  • DiMarco, S.F., M. K. Howard, and R. O. Reid, 2000. Seasonal variation of wind-driven diurnal cycling on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf. Geophys. Res. Lett., 21(7), 1017-1020. 2000.
  • Nowlin,W.D., A.E. Jochens, M.K. Howard, S.F. DiMarco, and W.W. Schroeder, 2000. Hydrographic Properties and Inferred circulation Over the Northeastern Shelves of the Gulf of Mexico During Spring to Midsummer of 1998. Gulf of Mexico Science, 18(1), 40-54.
  • Howard, M.K. and T. Ichiye 1992: Modeling of canyon flows and the generation of the Tsushima Current. JECSSVI Proceeding. Elsevier Press.
  • Reports:

  • DiMarco, S. F., M.K. Howard, W. D. Nowlin, Jr., and R. O. Reid, 2004. Study of Subsurface, High-Speed Current Jets in the Deep Water Region of the Gulf of Mexico. OCS Study MMS 2004-022. U. S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 97 pp
  • DiMarco, S.F., M.K. Howard, and A.E. Jochens, 2001. Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Historical Physical Oceanography Data Report. TAMU Oceanography Tech. Rpt. No. 01-01-D. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • DiMarco, S. F., R. O. Reid, A. E. Jochens, W. D. Nowlin, Jr., and M. K. Howard, 2001. General characteristics of currents in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. OTC 12993. Proceedings, Offshore Technology Conference 2001, Houston, TX.
  • Howard, M. K., R.O. Reid, W. D. Nowlin, Jr., A. E. Jochens, 2001. Indicators of mean currents and variability in the Gulf of Mexico based on model results. OTC 12992. Proceedings, Offshore Technology Conference 2001, Houston, TX
  • Nowlin, W. D., Jr., A. E. Jochens, S. F. DiMarco, R. O. Reid, and M. K. Howard, 2001. Deepwater physical oceanography reanalysis and synthesis of historical data: synthesis report. OCS Study MMS 2001-064, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. 528 pp.
  • Nowlin, W. D. Jr., R. O. Reid, S. F. DiMarco, M. K. Howard, and A. E. Jochens, 2001. Overview of Classes of Currents in the Deep Water Region of the Gulf of Mexico. OTC 12991. Proceedings, Offshore Technology Conference 2001, Houston, TX.
  • S. F. DiMarco, M. K. Howard, and A. E. Jochens, 2001. Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Historical Physical Oceanography Data Report: Quality Assurance and Quality Control Procedures and Data Inventory. Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography, Technical Report No. 01-01-D. 196 pp
  • Howard, M.K., S.F. DiMarco, 1998. LATEX A Data Report: Drifters and Miscellaneous Instruments., Texas A&M Univ., Dept. of Oceanography, Ref. No. 98-2-T. 187pp.
  • DiMarco, S. F., A. E. Jochens, and M. K. Howard, 1997. LATEX A Data Report: Current Meters Vol. I through X, Ref. No. 97-1-T, Dept. of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 3800 pp
  • Wang, W., M.K. Howard, W.D. Nowlin, R.O. Reid, 1996. LATEX A Data Report: Meteorology April 1992 through December 1994., Texas A&M University, Dept. of Oceanography, Ref. No. 96-2-T. 508pp.
  • Conference Abstracts:

     

  • M.K. Howard, 2008. Evolving Interoperable Data Systems Through Regional Collaborations 2008 American Geophysical Meeting (submitted September 2008)
  • A.E. Jochens, M. K. Howard, S. F. DiMarco, 2004. Recent Observations of Water Properties in the Gulf of Mexico. Eos, Trans. AGU, 84(52), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, Abstract OS31F-01, OS75-76.
  • D. C. Biggs, M.K. Howard, A. E. Jochens, S. F. DiMarco, R.R. Leben, C. Hu, 2003. Operational Applications of Satellite Altimetry and Ocean Color to Support Studies of Sperm Whale Habitat Use in the Gulf of Mexico. Eos, Trans. AGU, 84(52), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, Abstract OS12C-01.
  • S.F. DiMarco, M. K. Howard, W. D. Nowlin, and R.O. Reid., 2003. High-speed subsurface Jets of the Northern Gulf of Mexico: observations, mechanisms, and model results, January 15, 2003. Information Transfer Meeting, Kenner, LA.
  • S.F. DiMarco, A.E. Jochens, M.K. Howard, and N.L. Guinasso, Jr., 2003. Vertical Structure of Currents in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico from shipboard ADCP observations. AGU Ocean Sciences 2004 Portland, OR. 25-30 January 2004. Invited Talk. Eos, Trans. AGU, 84(52), Ocean Sciences Meeting Supplement, Abstract OS31F-02, OS76. J.M. Price, J. Zhen-Gang, C.F. Marshall, M.K. Howard, N.L. Guinasso, W.R. Johnson, G. B. Rainey, 2003. Evaluation for an oil spill trajectory model using satellite-tracked, oil-spill-simulating drifters. In. OCEANS 2003. Proceedings. ISBN:0-933957-30-0, 1303-1311.
  • Wang, O., S. F. DiMarco, A. E. Jochens, M. K. Howard, W. D. Nowlin Jr., and R. O. Reid. 2000. Seasonal Variability of Near-Surface Currents over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Based on Shipboard ADCP Observations, EOS, Transactions, AGU, 80(49), OS69.
  • Martin, R.D., R.S. Solis, R.O. Reid, and M.K. Howard. 1999. Reducing Trajectory Modeling Response Time in Texas. 1999 International Oil Spill Conference.
  • Yip, K.-J J., M.K. Howard, and R.O. Reid, 1999. A Coastal Circulation Now/Forecast System for Texas-Louisiana Continental Shelf, AMS Third Conference on Coastal Atmospheric Prediction and Processes. New Orleans, 3-5 Nov 1999.
  • Howard, M. K., S. F. DiMarco, and R. O. Reid, 1998. Seasonal variation of wind-driven diurnal current cycling on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf", EOS, Transactions, AGU, 79(1), OS188.

Additional Information

  • NSF Marine Metadata Interoperability Program: Co-PI, 2006-2009
  • NOAA/CSC GCOOS-Regional Association Establishment, 2005-Present
  • NOAA/CSC Standardization of Local Data Nodes, 2008-2010
  • NOAA/CSC Establishment of a Regional Data Portal for GCOOS, 2008-2009
  • Antigua and Barbuda Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management Program CoPI (pending)
  • MMS Sperm Whale Seismic Study, 2002-2008
  • MMS Current Measurements of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, 2004-2008
  • NOAA Mechanisms that Control Hypoxia, 2003-2010
  • Physical Oceanography of the Gulf of Oman, 2007-2008
  • Texas General Land Office Operational Nowcast/Forecast Current Prediction, 1998-Present

Experience

  • Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2011-present
  • Associate Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2006-2011
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1994-2006
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Geochemical Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University 1991-1994
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Applied Research Corporation, College Station, TX, 1989-1991
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 1982-1989, 1990-1991
  • Research Engineer, Dynamics Technology Inc., Torrance, CA, 1980-1982
  • Associate Oceanographer, Interstate Electronics Corp. Anaheim, CA, 1977-1980

 

Synergistic Activities

  • Member: IOOS Data Management and Communications (DMAC) Organizing Committee (OC), Executive Committee (XT), and Steering Team (ST), 2005-Present
  • Chair: OCEAN.US DMAC Regional Association Caucus, 2005-Present
  • DMAC Technical Lead: Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA), 2006-Present.
  • Member: Marine Metadata Interoperability Program Steering Committee, 2006-2009
  • Member: National Science Foundation, ORION Cyber-Infrastructure Committee, 2005-2007
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