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Lennart Olof Bengtsson

Lennart Olof Bengtsson, Swedish meteorologist, educator. Recipient Julius von Hann gold medal Austrian Meteorological Society, 1986, Forderpreis European Science, Korberstiftung, 1990, Milutin Milankovic medal European Geophysical Society, 1996. Member Academy Europea, Swedish Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Nordrhein Westfalischer Academy of Sciences, Society German Natural Scientists Physicians.

Background

  • Bengtsson, Lennart Olof was born on July 5, 1935 in Trollhattan, Alvsborgs, Sweden. Son of Bertil Nils Magnus and Emy Margareta (Holmberg) Bengtsson.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Uppsala University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 1964.

    Career

    • Chief division SMHI, Stockholm, 1965-1974. Deputy director European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, England, 1976-1981, director, 1982-1990. Director, professor Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany, since 1991.

      Chairman steering board Baltex, since 1994. Vice chairman steering board Global Climate Observing System, since 1992. Consultant Deutsche Klimarechenzentrum, Hamburg, since 1991.

    Works

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member Academy Europea, Swedish Academy of Sciences, New York Academy of Sciences, Nordrhein Westfalischer Academy of Sciences, Society German Natural Scientists Physicians.

    Personality

    Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, political history, cross country skiing.

    Connections

    • Married Karin Agneta Forsling, August 20, 1960. Children: Anna, Tor, Olof.
    • father: Bertil Nils Magnus Bengtsson
    • mother: Emy Margareta (Holmberg) Bengtsson
    • spouse: Karin Agneta Forsling
    • children: Anna Bengtsson
    • Tor Bengtsson
    • Olof Bengtsson
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    Born July 5, 1935
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    • 1959
      Uppsala University
    • 1964
      Stockholm University
    • 1965 - 1974
      Chief division SMHI
      Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 1976 - 1981
      deputy director, ECMWF
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1991
      director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
      Hamburg, Germany, Germany
    • 1991
      professor, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
      Hamburg, Germany, Germany