Dr Romesh Niranjan Palamakumbura

Dr Romesh Niranjan Palamakumbura

Geologist

Location: BGS Edinburgh

E-mail Dr Romesh Niranjan Palamakumbura

ORCID: 0000000268636916

Biography

  • 2016 –2017 : University of Edinburgh, Post-doctoral research assistant. Geochemistry of Permian to Triassic-aged deep-water siliciclastic and volcaniclastic sediments from South Island, New Zealand
  • 2011 –2015 : University of Edinburgh, PhD in Sedimentology, regional tectonics and Quaternary dating
  • 2006 –2011 : University of Edinburgh, M.Earth Sci. in Geology

Current projects and collaboration

  • GOForth project (Geological Observatory Forth)- an applied geoscience research programme to advance understanding of the properties and processes of geological and geomorphic systems in east Central Scotland, the region of the Forth estuary.
  • UK3D — 3D geological model for the United Kingdom
  • UPSCAPE- Upscaling local water management interventions to inform larger-scale decision-making in the Cauvery basin, India

References

  • Palamakumbura, R N and Robertson, A H F. 2018. Mudrock geochemistry used to infer source characteristics and provenance of mudrocks of the Permian-Triassic Maitai Group and the associated Patuki Melange, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Robertson, A H F and Palamakumbura, R N . 2018. Sedimentary development of the Mid-Late Permian-Middle Triassic Maitai fore-arc basin related to the SE Gondwana active continental margin, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Robertson, A H F, Campbell, H, Johnston, M and Palamakumbura, R N . 2018. Construction of a Palaeozoic-Mesozoic accretionary orogen along the active continental margin of SE Gondwana (South Island, New Zealand): summary and overview. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Robertson, A H F, Palamakumbura, R N and Campbell, H. 2018. Permian-Triassic felsic tuffs in South Island, New Zealand: significance for oceanic and active continental margin subduction. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Robertson, A H F and Palamakumbura, R N . 2018. Sedimentary geochemistry used to infer provenance of Permian-Triassic marine sandstones related to the SE-Gondwana active continental margin, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Robertson, A H F and Palamakumbura, R N . 2018. Geological development and regional significance of an oceanic magmatic arc and its sedimentary cover: Permian Brook Street Terrane, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Palamakumbura, R N and Robertson A H F. 2017. Pliocene-Pleistocene sedimentary-tectonic development of the Mesaoria (Mesarya) Basin in an incipient, diachronous collisional setting: facies evidence from the north of Cyprus. Geological Magazine
  • Palamakumbura, R N and Robertson, A H F. 2016. Pleistocene terrace formation related to surface tectonic uplift: example of the Kyrenia Range lineament in the northern part of Cyprus. Sedimentary Geology
  • Palamakumbura, R N , Robertson, A H F, Kinnaird, T, Tait, J and Van Calasteren, P. 2016. Quantitative dating of Pleistocene deposits related to the tectonic uplift of the Kyrenia Range, northern Cyprus. Journal of the Geological Society
  • Main, C, Robertson, A H F and Palamakumbura, R N . 2016. Pleistocene geomorphological and sedimentary development of the Akaki river catchment (northern Troodos Massif) in relation to tectonic uplift versus sea level change and climate change. International Journal of Earth Sciences
  • Palamakumbura, R N , Robertson, A H F, Kinnaird, T C, and Sanderson, D C W. 2015. Sedimentary development and correlation of Late Quaternary terraces in the Kyrenia Range, northern Cyprus, using a combination of sedimentology and optical luminescence data. International Journal of Earth Sciences (Geologische Rundschau)
  • Palamakumbura, R N , Robertson, A H F, and Dixon, J E. 2012. Geochemical, sedimentary and micropaleontological evidence for a Late Maastrichtian oceanic seamount within the Pindos ocean (Arvi Unit, S Crete, Greece). Tectonophysics

Skills

  • Quaternary clastic and carbonate sedimentology
  • Eastern Mediterranean tectonics
  • Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating
  • Uranium-series disequilibrium dating
  • Magnetostratigraphy
  • Bulk rock geochemistry
  • Field-based luminescence profiling
  • Python coding
  • 3D Geological modelling

Boards and committees

  • 2018 – ongoing : Editorial Board: Open Quaternary

Blogs

Commissioned reports

  • Palamakumbura, R N. 2018. A new palaeogeographic model for the post-glacial marine and estuarine sediments of the Firth of the Forth, Scotland. BGS Open Report
  • Barron, H F, Arkley, S L B, Baptie, B, Ellen, R, Kingdom, A, Kremer, Y, Loveless, S, McCarthy, D and Palamakumbura, R N. 2017. Glasgow Collegelands geothermal proposal: subsurface geology. BGS Internal Report