Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi
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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.
Reisser, J.W., Slat, B., Noble, K., Du Plessis, K., Epp, M., Proietti, M.C., De Sonneville, J., Becker, T., Pattiaratchi, C.B. 2015, 'The vertical distribution of buoyant plastics at sea: An observational study in the North Atlantic Gyre', Biogeosciences, 12, 4, pp. 1249-1256. Detail
Gallop, S.L., Bosserelle, C., Haigh, I.D., Wadey, M.P., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Eliot, I. 2015, 'The impact of temperate reefs on 34years of shoreline and vegetation line stability at Yanchep, southwestern Australia and implications for coastal setback', Marine Geology, 369, pp. 224-232. Detail
Pattiaratchi, C.B., Wijeratne, E.M.S. 2015, 'Are meteotsunamis an underrated hazard?', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373, 2053, pp. 1-23. Detail
Hetzel, Y., Pattiaratchi, C., Lowe, R., Hofmeister, R. 2015, 'Wind and tidal mixing controls on stratification and dense water outflows in a large hypersaline bay', Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 120, 9, pp. 6034-6056. Detail
Pattiaratchi, C.B., Telcik, N. 2014, 'Influence of northwest cloudbands on southwest Australian rainfall', Journal of Climatology, Article 671394, pp. 1-11. Detail
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.
Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2015, 'Investigating Critical Biological Issues for Commercial Greenlip Abalone Sea Ranching in Flinders Bay Western Australia', Curtin University of Technology ex Fisheries Research & Development Corporation FRDC.
Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2015, 'Request for Quotation: Port Geographe, Post Reconfiguration Coastal Modelling and Analysis', WA Department of Transport.
Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi, Dr Sarath Wijeratne, Mr Matthew Eliot, Dr Ivan Haigh 2014, 'Develop Better Predictions for Extreme Water Levels', Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC.
2015 PhD. Miss Wiener Reisser. Supervised by: Thums, Wilcox, Prof Pattiaratchi
2015 PhD. Ms 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
2013 PhD. R/Asst/Pro Hetzel. Supervised by: Prof Lowe, Prof Pattiaratchi