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  • Harmon, N., D. Forsyth and D. Weeraratne. 2009. Thickening of young Pacific lithosphere from high-resolution Rayleigh wave tomography: A test of the conductive cooling model. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 278: 96-106.

  • Olson, P. and D. Weeraratne. 2008. Experiments on metal-silicate plumes and core formation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 366: 4253-4271.

  • Yang, Y., D. Forsyth and D. Weeraratne. 2007. Seismic attenuation near the East Pacific Rise and the origin of the low-velocity zone. Earth and Planetary Science Letters doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.03.040.

  • Weeraratne, D., D. Forsyth, Y. Yang and S. Webb. 2007. Rayleigh wave tomography beneath intraplate volcanic ridges in the South Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research 112.

  • Weeraratne, D., D. Forsyth and K. Fischer. 2003. Evidence for an upper mantle plume beneath the Tanzanian craton from Rayleigh wave tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research 108.

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Educational Background

  • 1999-2005 – Ph.D., Brown University (Geophysics)

  • 1999-2001 – M.S., Brown University (Geophysics)

  • 1998-1999 – M.S., University of Oregon (Geophysics)

  • 1994-1998 – B.S., University of Oregon (Geophysics)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2007-present – Assistant Professor, California State University, Northridge

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