Michael Selwyn Longuet-Higgins. 8 December 1925—26 February 2016

@article{Sajjadi2018MichaelSL,
  title={Michael Selwyn Longuet-Higgins. 8 December 1925—26 February 2016},
  author={Shahrdad G. Sajjadi and Julian Charles Roland Hunt},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={2018},
  pages={249 - 265}
}
  • S. Sajjadi, J. Hunt
  • Published 1 August 2018
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Michael Longuet-Higgins was a geometer and applied mathematician who made notable contributions to geophysics and physical oceanography, particularly to the theory of oceanic microseism and to the dynamics of finite amplitude, sharp-crested wind-generated surface waves. The latter led to his pioneering studies on breaking waves. On a much larger scale, he showed how ocean waves produce currents around islands in the ocean. He considered wider aspects of the physics of waves, including wave… 

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