Refereed Publications

  • Olson, P., D. S. Weeraratne, Experiments on metal-silicate plumes and core formation, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A, 366, 4253-4271, doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.1094, 2008. pdf

  • Harmon, N., D. W. Forsyth, and D.S. Weeraratne, Thickening of young Pacific lithosphere from high-resolution Rayleigh wave tomography: A test of the conductive cooling model, Earth and Planet. Science Lett., 278, Issue 1-2, Feb 15, 96-106, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.11.025, 2009. pdf

  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, Y. Yang, and S. C. Webb, Rayleigh wave tomography beneath intraplate volcanic ridges in the South Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B06303, doi:10.1029/2006JB004403, 2007. pdf

  • Yang,Y, D.W.Forsyth, D. S. Weeraratne, Seismic attenuation near the East Pacific Rise and the origin of the low-velocity zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.03.040, 2007. pdf

  • Chen, C.W., S.Rondenay, D. S. Weeraratne, and D. B. Snyder, New constraints on the upper mantle structure of the Slave craton from Rayleigh wave inversion, GGeophys. Res. Lett., 34, L10301, doi:10.1029/2007/GL029535, 2007. pdf

  • Weeraratne, D. S., U. Manners, and K. M. Fischer, A. Meltzer, Vertical variations in seismic anisotropy beneath the Nanga Parbat-Haramosh Massif, submitted to EPSL, 2007.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, K. M. Fischer, A. A. Nyblade, Evidence for an upper mantle plume beneath the Tanzanian craton from Rayleigh wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res.,108,2427,doi:10.1029/2002JB002273,2003. pdf

  • Manga, M., D. Weeraratne, and S. J. Morris, Boundary-layer thickness and instabilities in Benard convection of a fluid with variable viscosity, Physics of Fluids 13, No. 3, 802-805, 2001. pdf

  • Manga, M. and D. Weeraratne, Experimental study of non-Boussinesq Rayleigh Benard convection at high Rayleigh and Prandtl numbers, Physics of Fluids 11, No. 10, 2969-2976, 1999. pdf

  • Weeraratne, D. and M. Manga, Transitions in the style of mantle convection at high Rayleigh numbers, Earth and Planetary Science Lett., 160, 563-568, 1998. pdf


  • Other Publications

  • Weeraratne D. S., Anomalous Seismic and Rheological Behavior of the Asthenosphere Beneath Oceanic and Continental Plates, Ph. D. thesis, Brown University, October, 2004.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., Convective heat transport in high Prandtl number fluids and planetary mantles, master's thesis, University of Oregon, 1999.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., Looking beneath the surface, The Catalyst Special Edition, Brown University Publication, 8, 2, 23-24, 2002


  • Abstracts

  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, S. C. Webb, The Seismic Low Velocity Zone West of the EPR Where an Off-Axis Plume may be Feeding the Ridge, AGU abstract, Fall, 2004.

  • Chen, C. Rondenay, S. Weeraratne, D. S., Snyder, D. B., Constraints on the Upper Mantle Structure of the Slave Craton From Surface Wave Tomography, AGU abstract, Fall, 2004.

  • Parmentier, E., Oceanic Intraplate Volcanism: a Consequence of Mantle Dynamics at Scales Small Compared to Deep Mantle Plumes and Plates, AGU abstract, Fall, 2004.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., U. Manners, K.M. Fischer, A. Meltzer, Constraints on the vertical variation of seismic anisotropy beneath the Nanga Parbat Haramosh Massif from S and SKS splitting, Montreal, Canada, AGU, Spring, 2004.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., E. M. Parmentier, D. W. Forsyth, Viscous Fingering of Miscible Fluids in Laboratory Experiments and the Oceanic Mantle Asthenosphere, INVITED AGU abstract, fall 2003.

  • Weeraratne, D. S.,E. M. Parmentier, D. W. Forsyth An alternative origin for non-hotspot intraplate volcanism in the Pacific, abstract for Penrose Conference, Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis, 2003.

  • Weeraratne, D.S., D. W. Forsyth, S. C. Webb, Rayleigh Wave Tomography Study of the Oceanic Upper Mantle Beneath Intraplate Volcanic Chains West of the East Pacific Rise, abstract for Penrose Conference, Plume IV: Beyond the Plume Hypothesis, and fall AGU, 2003.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., D.W. Forsyth, K. M. Fischer, A. A. Nyblade, Anomalously low Rayleigh wave phase velocities within the Archean age Tanzanian craton, IRIS abstract, April, 2002.

  • Weeraratne, S. S., D. W. Forsyth, K. M. Fischer, A. A. Nyblade, Constraints on a mantle plume beneath the Tanzanian craton from Rayleigh wave dispersion, spring AGU abstract, March, 2002.

  • Fischer, K. M., D. S. Weeraratne, D. W. Forsyth A. A. Nyblade, Evidence for a thin cratonic root beneat Tanzania from Rayleigh wave phase velocities, Fall AGU abstract, December 2001.

  • Weeraratne, S. S., K. M. Fischer, D. W. Forsyth, Seismic study of Rayleigh wave propagation beneath the Arabian Shield, IRIS abstract, May, 2000.

  • Weeraratne, D. S., D. W. Forsyth, K. M. Fischer, A. A. Nyblade, Shear wave velocities beneath the East African Plateau and disruption of the Tanzanian craton by rifting, fall AGU abstract, December 2000.

  • Weeraratne D. and M. Manga Transitions in Mantle convection at high Rayleigh numbers with basal and internal heating, AGU abstract T32A-04, poster, fall 1998.