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Bruce Morton (mathematician) was born on 11 April, 1926 in Australia, is a mathematician. Discover Bruce Morton (mathematician)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 86 years old?

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Age 86 years old
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Born 11 April 1926
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Date of death 15 September 2012 (aged 86)
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Nationality Australia

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After his death in 2012 a special issue of the journal Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (which changed its name to Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth Systems Science in 2016) dedicated to Morton’s work and impact was published in 2014. It contained a series of invited review papers by prominent research scientists from around the world who interacted with Morton on the many topics he was involved in throughout his career. As well as plumes, he worked on tropical cyclone formation, as recognised in the special issue.


Morton contributed to the running and organisation of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, especially in the fostering of participation from all parts of Australia. In 2000 the Society renamed its AMOS Medal after him and commenced awarding the Morton Medal as a “biennial award recognising leadership in meteorology and/or oceanography and/or related fields, with particular emphasis on education and development of young scientists, and personal example in research”. Winners of the medal include Matthias Tomczak, Gary Meyers, Andy Pitman, Ann Henderson-Sellers, David Karoly, John Church, and Matthew England.


After his Ph.D. Morton briefly took up an academic appointment at University College London. However, he was soon offered a position at the University of Manchester by James Lighthill where he worked until 1967. During this time he developed an interest in the propagation of bush fires.

In 1967, Morton was appointed to a chair in applied mathematics at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. There he established a leading research group in geophysical fluid dynamics within the department of mathematics. As well as his influential work on plumes he emphasized the importance of vorticity in the behaviour of fluids. In lectures he would often state ‘vorticity is the flow field’. He retired as chair in 1991.


In 1956 he completed his PhD in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMPT) at Cambridge University under the supervision of Sir G.I. Taylor and Sir George Batchelor. His thesis work was published in paper that became a classic of the fluid dynamics literature – the much cited Morton, Taylor and Turner result. The study developed an explanation for a source of buoyancy being injected into a stratified fluid. By conserving volume, momentum and buoyancy, the study predicted the final height to which a plume of light fluid will rise in a stably stratified fluid. These predictions where then compared with laboratory experiments created using a stratified salt solution.


In 1953 Morton married Alison Gladding, who he had met in the University of Auckland mountaineering club, at the Marylebone Presbyterian Church near Marble Arch in London. They had three daughters – Clare, Janne and Anna.


Morton was born in Wellington, New Zealand and educated at Auckland Grammar School. He gained a government scholarship to attend the University of Auckland, where he completed a double degree in mathematics and physics. Whilst at the University of Auckland he was an active member of the mountaineering club and climbed with Edmund Hillary. In 1949, Morton was awarded the Rutherford fellowship to study for a BA mathematical tripos at St John’s College, Cambridge.


Bruce Morton (11 April 1926 – 15 September 2012) was an Australian/New Zealand applied mathematician.