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Christine Susan Betham Grimmmond, New Zealand meteorologist, educator. Recipient Amico medal, University Lódz, Poland, 2008.


Grimmmond, Christine Susan Betham was born on February 16, 1959 in Dunedin, New Zealand.


Bachelor of Science with honors, University Otago, 1980. Master of Science in Geography, University British Columbia, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Geography, University British Columbia, 1988.

Doctor of Science, Goteborg University, 2006.


Assistant, associate, professor Indiana University, 1989—2005, adjunct professor, since 2006. Professor King's College London, since 2006. Co-chair urban climate & air quality study group International Society Biometeorology, 1994—1999.

Lead, expert team Urban & Building Climatology, World Meteorological Organization, Communications Climatology, 2003—2005, 2005—2010.


Fellow: American Meteorological Society (chair committee biometeorology & aerobiology 1997—2000, Helmut Landsberg award 2009). Member: International Association Urban Climate (president elect 2002-2003, president 2003-2006, Luke Howard award 2009), International Association Hydrol. Science, American Geophysical Union, Royal Meteorological Society.