Matthew Hecht's web page
Matthew W. Hecht
I was an associate scientist with the Oceanography Section of the
Climate and Global Dynamics
Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder,
Colorado, from 1997 through 2002. Then, I was working on the Community Climate System
Model, an effort to quantify climate sensitivity which is
supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to my
general interest in the development of global ocean models for
application to the study of climate, other more specific interests
include numerical methods for fluid flow, realistic modelling of the
process of the descent of very dense waters into the depths of the
ocean, the use of trace chemical species in the oceans as diagnostic
indicators of the realism of modeled ocean circulation, and North
Atlantic circulation and its role in climate. Since August of 2002 I
been at Los Alamos National Laboratory, working within the COSIM program.
- Scatterometer Wind Forcing of an Eddy-Resolving North Atlantic Model
- Matthew Hecht (Los Alamos),
Bill Large (NCAR),
Patrice Klein (IFREMER)
(no longer quite so) Recent Publications:
- Antarctic Bottom Water Formation and Deep Water Chlorofluorocarbon
Distributions in a Global Ocean Climate Model, Scott C. Doney and
Matthew W. Hecht, Journal of Physical Oceanography
, in press, 2001.
- (click here for a pdf preprint).
- Properties of Advection Algorithms in the Context of
Variational Data Assimilation, Tomislava Vukicevic, Michele Steyskal
and Matthew Hecht,
Monthly Weather Review, 129, 1221--1231, (2001).
- A Better, More Discriminating Test Problem for Ocean
Tracer Transport, Matthew W. Hecht, Beth A. Wingate and Patricia
Kassis, Ocean Modelling , 2 , 1--15 (2000).
- (click here for an html version).
- (click here for a postscript version which will
produce better hardcopy).
- Numerical Simulation of the North Atlantic Ocean at
1/10o, Richard D. Smith, Mathew E. Maltrud, Frank O. Bryan and
Matthew W. Hecht, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30
, 1532--61 (2000).
- A Consideration of Four Tracer Advection Schemes in a
Primitive Equation Ocean Model, Matthew W. Hecht, Frank O. Bryan and
William R. Holland, Journal of Geophysical Research 103,
- On Simulating Flows with Multiple Time Scales Using a Method of
Averages, Balu T. Nadiga, Matthew W. Hecht, Len G. Margolin and Piotr
K. Smolarkiewicz, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
3/4, 281--92 (1997).
- North Atlantic Model Sensitivity to Mediterranean
Waters, Matthew W. Hecht, William Holland, Vincenzo Artale
and Nadia Pinardi in "Assessing Climate Change: Results from the Model
Evaluation Consortium for Climate Assessment", Wendy Howe and Ann
Henderson-Sellers (editors) 1997, Gordon & Breach Science Publishers,
for visualizations of Chloroflourocarbon (CFC-11) Penetration
into the Deep Ocean.
CV (in postscript format)