The late Prof. John V. Wehausen 
Surface Waves
John V. Wehausen & Edmund V. Laitone

In Encyclopaedia of Physics, Vol. IX, pp. 446-778
Springer Verlag, 1960

Online Edition, 2002 **
(with a new errata and a revised 
subject index for the original article)

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The late Prof. E. V. Laitone


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International Workshop on Ship and Platform Motion,1983, Berkeley, CA, USA

FREE clothbound copies of this conference proceedings, iii+605 pages , are available by request, with requester paying for shipping costs.  This workshop was held in Berkeley on the occasion of the retirement of John V. Wehausen and the proceedings contains 28 papers, including 5 invited reviews.  For instructions and a table of contents, please click here.

Link to ASME-OMAE2002, Oslo (June 25-26, 2002) - Special Symposium held in honor of John V. Wehausen.

John Wehausen Memorial Graduate Scholarship  - Fund Drive
Emeritus Professor John V. Wehausen of UC Berkeley passed away October 6, 2005. 
Professor Wehausen's obituary can be viewed at The UC Berkeley NewsCenter .

In tribute to John Wehasuen, family, friends and colleagues started a fund-raising effort to establish a John Wehausen Memorial scholarship at UC Berkeley for graduate students studying in Wehausen's areas: marine hydrodynamics and surface waves.  Donations to this fund are tax-deductible and can be made by check or online  
Click here for fund objectives and donation  instructions.