Lennart Bengtsson#


Lennart Bengtsson
Email:bengtsson 'at' dkrz.de
Membership Number:287
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:lbengtsson
Elected:1989
Homepage:http://www.mpimet.mpg.de/en/staff/ohneabteilung/lennart-bengtsson



Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2001 Professor, University of Reading, UK
  • 1991-2000 Director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • 1982-1990 Director, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts
  • 1976-1981 Deputy Director and Head of Research, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts
  • 1965-1974 Head of Division, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
  • 1961-1965 Research Meteorologist, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate modelling
  • Data-assimilation
  • Hydrological Cycle

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Rossby Prize by the Swedish Geophysical Society (SGS)
  • 2007 Elected Honorary Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • 2006 International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • 2005 Descartes Research Prize
  • 1999 Fellow of American Meteorological Society
  • 1998 Umweltpreis 1998 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt
  • 1998 Member of the Finnish Academy of Science
  • 1996 Milutin Milancovic medal by the European Geophysical Society
  • 1995 Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälischen Wissenschaftsakademie
  • 1993 Member of the Swedish Academy of Science
  • 1991 Honorary Member of the Swedish Meteorological Society
  • 1990 Doctor honoris causa, University of Stockholm
  • 1990 Förderpreis and the Golden Rosette for European Science by the Körberstiftung, Hamburg
  • 1989 Member of Academia Europea
  • 1986 Julius von Hann´s Gold Medal by the Austrian Meteorological Society


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