• The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 5016 Citations
  • 42 h-Index
1980 …2022
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Personal profile

Biography

My research encompass coastal ocean physical processes and their influence on climatic, biological, and geological processes in estuaries, the nearshore (beach) zone, and the continental shelf region. I use field measurements, remote sensing, and computer modelling as the tools of my research. I have supervised 60 postgraduate research students and 19 post-doctoral researchers. I have published over 400 articles which include 160 in peer-reviewed international journals.

Education/Academic qualification

Oceanography, PhD, University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

Oceanography, MSc, University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

Oceanography and Applied Mathematics, BSc (joint honours), University College of Swansea (University of Wales)

External positions

Facility leader, IMOS ocean gliders, IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System)

2007 → …

Keywords

  • Coastal circulation and mixing
  • Numerical simulation of coastal currents
  • Remote sensing
  • Sediment transport processes in the coastal ocean
  • Wave analysis

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Research Output 1980 2019

15 priorities for wind-waves research: An Australian perspective

Greenslade, D., Hemer, M., Babanin, A., Lowe, R., Turner, I., Power, H., Young, I., Ierodiaconou, D., Hibbert, G., Williams, G., Aijaz, S., Albuquerque, J., Allen, S., Banner, M., Branson, P., Buchan, S., Burton, A., Bye, J., Cartwright, N., Chabchoub, A. & 58 othersColberg, F., Contardo, S., Dufois, F., Earl-spurr, C., Elliott, G., Farr, D., Flynn, J., Goodwin, I., Gunson, J., Hansen, J., Hanslow, D., Harley, M., Hetzel, Y., Hoeke, R., Jones, N., Kinsela, M., Liu, Q., Makarynskyy, O., Marcollo, H., Mazaheri, S., Mcconochie, J., Millar, G., Moltmann, T., Moodie, N., Morim, J., Morison, R., Orszaghova, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Pomeroy, A., Proctor, R., Provis, D., Reef, R., Rijnsdorp, D., Rutherford, M., Schulz, E., Shayer, J., Splinter, K., Steinberg, C., Strauss, D., Stuart, G., Symonds, G., Tarbath, K., Taylor, P., Taylor, D., Taylor, J., Thotagamuwage, D., Toffoli, A., Valizadeh, A., Van Hazel, J., Vieira Da Silva, G., Wandres, M., Whittaker, C., Williams, D., Winter, G., Xu, J., Zed, M., Zhong, A. & Zieger, S., 2019, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
wind wave
stakeholder
wave modeling
sea state
oceanography

A current affair: the movement of ocean waters around Australia

Pattiaratchi, C., Wijeratne, S. & Proctor, R., 16 Jan 2019, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Biologging tags reveal links between fine-scale horizontal and vertical movement behaviours in tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Andrzejaczek, S., Gleiss, A. C., Lear, K. O., Pattiaratchi, C. B., Chapple, T. & Meekan, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, APR, 229.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Galeocerdo cuvier
vertical movement
shark
Animals
oscillation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Biophysical oceanography of tidally-extreme waters of the southern Kimberley coast, Western Australia

McLaughlin, M. J., Lourey, M. J., Hanson, C. E., Cherukuru, N., Thompson, P. A. & Pattiaratchi, C. B., 1 Feb 2019, In : Continental Shelf Research. 173, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oceanography
Western Australia
tides
phytoplankton
Indian Ocean
2 Citations (Scopus)

First ROV exploration of the Perth Canyon: Canyon setting, faunal observations, and anthropogenic impacts

Trotter, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Montagna, P., Taviani, M., Falter, J., Thresher, R., Hosie, A., Haig, D., Foglini, F., Quan, H. & McCulloch, M., 12 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 24 p., 173.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Remotely operated vehicles
remotely operated vehicle
canyons
canyon
anthropogenic activities

Projects 1995 2022

Activities 1982 2020

Thirty-Seventh International Conference on Coastal Engineering (Event)

Charitha Pattiaratchi (Member)
13 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

Thirty-Seventh International Conference on Coastal Engineering

Charitha Pattiaratchi (Member of programme committee)
13 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

The First World Conference on Meteotsunamis

Charitha Pattiaratchi (Member of programme committee)
8 May 201911 May 2019

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

Charitha Pattiaratchi (Visiting researcher)
Jul 2019Nov 2019

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution

Thirteenth International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (Event)

Charitha Pattiaratchi (Member)
26 Nov 201828 Nov 2018

Activity: MembershipsMembership of committee

Press / Media

Drain the oceans: Malaysia Airlines MH370

Charitha Pattiaratchi

2/10/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

MH370: the situation room

Charitha Pattiaratchi

13/05/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Epic underwater glider journey from Australia to Sri Lanka

Charitha Pattiaratchi

9/03/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Tsunami hazard

Charitha Pattiaratchi

9/12/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media