Charitha Pattiaratchi

Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi

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Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi

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.

Blog posts on Views & Visions

Post Date Key Topics
Mixing hobbies and science 15 Apr 2016 coastal, flood, tsunami

Project leadership

This project, which is now in its utilisation phase, developed better predictions and forecasts for extreme water levels arising from storm surges, surface waves, continental shelf waves, meteorological tsunamis, mean sea level rise and the transition from tropical to extra-tropical cyclones.
Improving predictions of extreme sea levels around Australia
19 Sep 2018
The UWA/BNHCRC project has developed a high-resolution hydrodynamic model for all Australia that...
Improving predictions of extreme sea levels around Australia
29 Jun 2017
This project provides a comprehensive benchmark that will underpin the ability to manage the...
Yasha Hetzel Conference Poster 2016
12 Aug 2016
This project is developing better predictions and forecasts for extreme water levels arising from...
Meteorological Tsunamis along the Australian Coastline
18 Aug 2015
Meteotsunamis incur damage on coasts all over the world. As they are more likely to occur than...
Developing Better Predictions and Forecasts for Extreme Water Levels Around Australia
18 Aug 2015
The occurrence of extreme water levels can lead to loss of life and damage to coastal...
Developing better predictions and forecasts for extreme water levels around Australia
25 Aug 2014
The occurrence of extreme water levels can lead to loss of life and damage to coastal...

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