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Lennart Olof Bengtsson

educator , meteorologist

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.

Interests

  • Other 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