John Olof Norrman (29 July 1929 – 14 December 2013) was a Swedish geographer and geomorphologist known for his contributions to the coastal dynamics. Together with the other Ph.D. students of Filip Hjulström; Anders Rapp, Valter Axelsson and Åke Sundborg, Norrman was part of what came to be known as the Uppsala School of Physical Geography.[1] Norrman became in 1971 professor of physical geography at Uppsala and in 1987 he was elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

John O. Norrman
Born(1929-07-29)29 July 1929
Died14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 92)
Alma materUppsala University
Known forProcess geomorphology
Scientific career
FieldsCoastal geomorphology
InstitutionsUppsala University
Doctoral advisorFilip Hjulström


  1. ^ Gregory, KJ, 1985: "The Nature of Physical Geography", E. Arnold