Matt works on development, validation and community support of JULES.
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Matt's work is focused around the JULES land surface model. As the first point of contact for the JULES community, Matt is responsible for handling licence agreements and distributing the JULES code, as well as providing advice on any problems. He also maintains the mailing lists and website, and is a member of the JULES scientific steering committee.
A large part of Matt's role is to provide the JULES community with advice to ensure that new developments meet the coding standards and benchmarking criteria required for acceptance into an official version of JULES. He is also responsible for combining new developments to form official releases of JULES. This work involves collaborating with many institutions, e.g. CEH (as part of JCHMR), the University of Leeds and the University of Edinburgh.
As part of CCMAP within the QUEST project, Matt also works on the benchmarking of JULES in collaboration with Eleanor Blyth at CEH. Matt is building a tool that will analyse whether new developments degrade the overall performance of the model in unexpected ways.
Matt joined the Land Surface Processes group in the Met Office Hadley Centre in 2008 after graduating with a Masters in Mathematics from the University of Bath.