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Pradeep Nalaka Ranasinghe

Pradeep Nalaka Ranasinghe

Guest Investigator

Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2831

pranasinghage@whoi.edu

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 22

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Education

B.Sc (Hons) in Geology and M.Phil in Geology- University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka PG.Dip in Archaeology - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka Ph.D Applied Geology - Kent State University, OH, USA

Research Statement

My research primarily focuses on exploring coastal and marine sediment archives to recognize coastal and climate changes. Distinguishing signatures of paleo-coastal hazard events including tsunamis, storms and floods is a major task of such studies. I employ multiple physical and chemical proxies to extract climate, fluvial and marine signals. Such studies facilitate coastal hazard mitigation and predicting future changes in climate and coastal environment. Studying soil and sediment geochemistry in terrestrial eco-systems and fluvial systems is another branch of my research

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