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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.


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 Niño 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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Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2017, 'Integrated Marine Observing System IMOS – Ocean Gliders - 2017-2019', University of Tasmania ex National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi, Dr Simone Cosoli 2017, 'Integrated Marine Observing System IMOS – Ocean Radar - 2017-2019', University of Tasmania ex National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi 2017, 'Wrack Dispersal Modelling at Jurien Bay Boad Harbour', WA Department of Transport.

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.

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2018 Masters. Mr MacPherson. Supervised by: Dr Wijeratne, Prof Pattiaratchi

2017 PhD. Dr 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

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