Matthieu Le Hénaff

Assistant Scientist

Cooperative Institute for Atmospheric and Ocean Studies

My research interests are focused on the understanding and constrain of regional to near-coastal ocean processes. The various aspects of this research are: (1) Study of the regional and coastal ocean dynamics, through modeling and observations. (2) Data assimilation based on Kalman filter, ensemble approaches, observation array design. (3) Development of coastal altimetry. (4) Oil spill modeling.

  1. Le Hénaff, M., V. H. Kourafalou, Y. Morel, and A. Srinivasan (2012). Simulating the eddy induced Loop Current variability in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys Res., 117 , C02034, doi:10.1029/2011JC007279.
  2. Thacker, W.C, A. Srinivasan, M. Iskandarani, O. M. Knio, and M. Le Hénaff (2012). Propagating boundary uncertainties using polynomial expansions. Ocean Modelling. 43–44:52–63. doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.11.011.
  3. de Gouw, J. A., Middlebrook, A. M., Warneke, C., Ahmadov, R., Atlas, E. L., Bahreini, R., Blake, D. R., Brock, C. A., Brioude, J., Fahey, D. W., Fehsenfeld, F. C., Holloway, J. S., Le Hénaff, M., Lueb, R. A., McKeen, S. A., Meagher, J. F., Murphy, D. M., Paris, C., Parrish, D. D., Perring, A. E., Pollack, I. B., Ravishankara, A. R., Robinson, A. L., Ryerson, T. B., Schwarz, J. P., Spackman, J. R., Srinivasan, A., and Watts, L. A. (2011). Organic aerosol formation downwind from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Science : 331, 1295–1299, doi:10.1126/science.1200320.
  4. Le Hénaff, M., L. Roblou, and J. Bouffard (2011). Characterizing the Navidad Current interannual variability using coastal altimetry. Ocean Dynamics . 61:425–437. DOI 10.1007/s10236-010-0360-9.
  5. Roblou L, J. Lamouroux, J. Bouffard, F. Lyard, M. Le Hénaff, A. Lombard, P. Marsaleix, P. De Mey, and F. Birol (2010). Post-processing altimeter data toward coastal applications and integration into models, in Coastal Altimetry, edited by S. Vignudelli, A.G. Kostianoy, P. Cipollini, and J. Benveniste, Springer, 680p.
  6. Le Hénaff, M., P. De Mey and P. Marsaleix (2009). Assessment of observational networks with the Representer Matrix Spectra method - application to a 3D coastal model of the Bay of Biscay. Ocean Dynamics. Vol. 59, 1, pp 3–20. DOI:10.1007/s10236-008-0144-7.
  7. Le Hénaff, M., P. De Mey, B. Mourre, and P.-Y. Le Traon (2008). Contribution of a Wide-Swath Altimeter in a Shelf Seas Assimilation System: Impact of the Satellite Roll Errors. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Vol. 25, 11, pp 2133–2144. DOI:10.1175/2008JTECHO576.1.
  8. Peter, A. C., M. Le Hénaff, Y. du Penhoat, C. E. Menkes, F. Marin, J. Vialard, G. Caniaux, and A. Lazar (2006). A model study of the seasonal mixed layer heat budget in the equatorial Atlantic. J Geophys. Res. 111, pp. 1–16. doi:10.1029/2005JC003157.
  1. 2008: Ph.D in Physical Oceanography, University of Toulouse, France. Dissertation: Objective evaluation of observational networks in coastal ocean using ensemble modelling. Advisors: Pierre De Mey and Pierre-Yves Le Traon
  2. 2004: M. S. in Oceanology, Meteorology and Environment, University Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France. Thesis: Interannual variability of the tropical Atlantic ocean.
  3. 2004: Engineering degree, ENSTA, Paris, France.
Matthieu Le Hénaff

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4154

email: mlehenaff -at-