I work within the Climate, Ocean and Sea Ice Modelling program (COSIM)
at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), as a member of the
Computational Physics and Methods (CCS-2)
group. My interests have been in high-resolution ocean modeling in
which the turbulent eddies are explicitly resolved, ocean modeling for
climate, and ocean model development. More recently, I've been working
to improve the modeling of the high latitudes in climate models, as
part of the HiLAT project (this
work involves sea ice, glacial ice sheets, biogeochemistry and clouds,
in addition to ocean processes).
in the Eddying Regime
and a New Broad-Ranging Formulation,
Matthew W. Hecht, Elizabeth Hunke, Mathew Maltrud, Mark R. Petersen
and Beth A. Wingate, for publication in
Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime,
Geophysical Monograph Series,
American Geophysical Union,
Hecht and Hasumi Eds. (2008).
Antarctic Bottom Water Formation and Deep Water
Chlorofluorocarbon Distributions in a Global Ocean Climate Model,
Scott C. Doney and Matthew W. Hecht,
J. Phys. Oceanography 32, 1642--1666, (2002).
Evaluation of ocean model ventilation with CFC-11:
Comparison of 13 global ocean models, Jean-Claude Dutay et al.,
Ocean Modelling 4, 89--120, (2002).
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).
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,
Upwind-Weighted Advection Schemes for
Ocean Tracer Transport: An Evaluation in a Passive Tracer Context,
Matthew W. Hecht, William R. Holland and Philip J. Rasch, J.
Geophys. Res. 100, 20,763---78 (1995).
Wave Functions and Their Use in Spectroscopy and
Phenomenology, Thomas A. DeGrand and Matthew W. Hecht, Nucl.
Phys. B30 (Proc. Suppl.), 409 (1993).
Comparison of Lattice Coulomb Gauge Wave Functions in Quenched
Approximation and with Dynamical Fermions, M.~W. Hecht, T.~A. DeGrand,
K.~M. Bitar et. al., Phys. Rev. D47, 285 (1992).
More About Orbitally Excited Hadrons From Lattice
QCD, Thomas A. DeGrand and Matthew W. Hecht, Phys. Rev.
D46, 3937 (1992).
Wave Functions of S-Wave Hadrons in the Quenched Approximation
to Lattice QCD, Matthew W. Hecht and Thomas A. DeGrand, Phys.
Rev. D46, 2155 (1992).
Observation of Orbitally Excited Hadrons in Simulation of
Lattice QCD, Thomas A. DeGrand and Matthew W. Hecht, Phys. Lett. B275, 435 (1992).
Radiation Patterns from Vortex-Antivortex Annihilation,
Matthew W. Hecht and Thomas A. DeGrand, Phys. Rev. D42,