PROF. J. PROUDMAN, the present holder of the chair of applied mathematics in the University of Liverpool, has been elected to the chair of oceanography in the University which has become vacant by the death of Prof. James Johnstone. Prof. Proudman joined the staff of the University in 1913 as lecturer in mathematics, and has held the chair of applied mathematics since 1919. In 1919 he was appointed director of the newly founded Tidal Institute and director of Liverpool Observatory. He is a member of the British National Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics and of its sub-committee for Physical Oceanography. He is also a member of the British Section of the International Committee on the Oceanography of the Pacific. He has served on many committees concerned with tidal matters and inundations. His own researches have mainly been concerned with the dynamical aspects of ocean tides and their currents and with the action of wind and of variable atmospheric pressure upon the sea. For his work on these subjects Prof. Proudman was awarded a Smith's Prize of the University of Cambridge in 1915 and the Adams Prize in 1923.
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Prof. J. Proudman, F.R.S. Nature 131, 391 (1933). https://doi.org/10.1038/131391b0