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Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi

The Academic Details listed below present information collected by the University up to the end of 2013 and thus may not represent the full academic record.

Email: chari.pattiaratchi@uwa.edu.au  Home Page
Phone: (08)6488 3179

Prof. Charitha Pattiaratchi holds Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Wales, UK.  He has been at the University of Western Australia for over 20 years and currently holds the positions of Winthrop Professor of Coastal Oceanography and Head of the School of Environmental Systems Engineering.  Prof. Pattiaratchi has supervised over 30 PhD students and 100 honours students and has published over 300 articles/reports on coastal oceanography, which include over 100 in peer-reviewed international journals.  He has received more than $ 25 million in research funding.  Prof. Pattiaratchi's research interests are in coastal physical oceanography and coastal sediment transport, with emphasis on field experiments and numerical modelling.  He has played an active role in examining climate change effects in coastal regions of Western Australia and particularly in terms ocean currents, wind and wave climate, sea level variability, coastal flooding and beach stability.


Publications

Arns, A., Dangendorf, S., Jensen, J., Talke, S., Bender, J., Pattiaratchi, C. 2017, 'Sea-level rise induced amplification of coastal protection design heights', Scientific Reports, 7,  Detail

Hanson, C., Woo, L., Thomson, P., Pattiaratchi, C. 2017, 'Observing the Ocean with Gliders: Techniques for Data Visualization and Analysis', OCEANOGRAPHY, 30, 2,  Detail

Olabarrieta, M., Valle-Levinson, A., Martinez, C., Pattiaratchi, C., Shi, L. 2017, 'Meteotsunamis in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico and their possible link to El NiƱo Southern Oscillation', NATURAL HAZARDS, pp. 1-22. Detail

Hajbane, S., Pattiaratchi, C. 2017, 'Plastic pollution patterns in offshore, nearshore and estuarine waters: A case study from Perth, Western Australia', Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, MAR,  Detail

Wandres, M., Pattiaratchi, C., Hetzel, Y., Wijeratne, E. 2017, 'The response of the southwest Western Australian wave climate to Indian Ocean climate variability', CLIMATE DYNAMICS, pp. 1-25. Detail


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Grants

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2016, 'Feasibility for an Artificial Surfing Reef', WA Department of Sport & Recreation.

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2016, 'eReefs Glider Missions', University of Tasmania ex Australian Institute of Marine Science AIMS.

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2016, 'UWA Coastal modelling at Barrow Island', BMT Oceanica Pty Ltd ex Chevron.

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2015, 'Identifying the Potential Spread of Marine Pests Through Natural Processes', Western Australian Marine Science Institute (WAMSI).

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2015, 'Gorgon Project: Coastal Hydrodynamic and Sediment Modelling', WA Energy Research Alliance WAERA ex Chevron.


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Students

2017 PhD. Ms Penton. Supervised by: Dr Wijeratne, Prof Pattiaratchi

2015 PhD. Dr Wiener Reisser. Supervised by: Thums, Wilcox, Prof Pattiaratchi

2015 PhD. Dr De Vos. Supervised by: Prof Pattiaratchi, Harcourt

2015 PhD. Dr Thotagamuwage. Supervised by: Prof Pattiaratchi

2014 PhD. Dr Bosserelle. Supervised by: Dr Haigh, Prof Pattiaratchi


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