Matthieu Le Hénaff (Ph.D)

Assistant Scientist

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149 USA
Phone: (305) 361-4435

Research interests

    I am interested in regional ocean processes and their impact, which I study through modeling and observations. I am also interested in uncertainty estimates and their application through data assimilation of observations into models. Recently, I started studying the role of ocean processes on tropical cyclones.

    My main research activities are currently to:

  • Quantify the impact of ocean observations on hurricane evolution in the Tropical Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
  • Estimate the impact of observed ocean processes in the Gulf of Mexico on local ecosystem management
  • Study the impact of near-coast processes in the Gulf of Mexico, in particular near the Mississippi Delta and along the Cuban coasts, on the regional circulation and the transport of oil in case of an oil spill
  • Estimate the contribution of near-coast currents to the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation using satellite altimetry and in-situ data