Curriculum Vitae

<center> <h1> PROF. DR. LENNART BENGTSSON</h1> <p></p></center>

 

1. PERSONAL

<font size="+1">Date of birth:</font><font size="+1">5 July 1935, Trollhättan, Sweden</font>
<font size="+1">Nationality:</font><font size="+1">Swedish</font>
<font size="+1">Marital Status:</font><font size="+1">Married, 3 children</font>

 
 

2. EDUCATION

<font size="+1">- PhD (fil. lic.) in Meteorology, University of Stockholm (1964)</font>
<font size="+1">- M. Sc. University of Uppsala (1959)</font>
<font size="+1">- B. Sc. University of Uppsala (1957)</font>

 
 

3. AWARDS-HONORS

<font size="+1">1999</font><font size="+1">Fellow of the American Meteorological Society</font>
<font size="+1">1998&nbsp;</font><font size="+1"><a href="http://www.umweltstiftung.de/" target="_blank">Umweltpreis 1998 der Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt </a> - The Germann Environmental reward (shared)</font><font size="+1"> </font>
<font size="+1">1998&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of the Finnish Academy of Science</font>
<font size="+1">1996&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Milutin Milancovic medal by the European Geophysical Society</font>
<font size="+1">1995&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of the Nordrhein-Westfälischen Wissenschaftsakademie</font>
<font size="+1">1993&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of the Swedish Academy of Science</font>
<font size="+1">1991&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Honorary Member of the Swedish Meteorological Society</font>
<font size="+1">1990&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Doctor honoris causa, University of Stockholm</font>
<font size="+1">1990&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Förderpreis and the Golden Rosette for European Science by the Körberstiftung, Hamburg</font>
<font size="+1">1989&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of Academia Europea</font>
<font size="+1">1986&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Julius von Hann's Gold Medal by the Austrian Meteorological Society</font>

 
 

4. APPOINTMENTS

4.1 Permanent academic and research positions

<font size="+1">Director, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, 1991 - 2000</font>
<font size="+1">Director, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts, 1982 - 1990</font>
<font size="+1">Deputy Director and Head of Research, European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts 1976 - 1981</font>
<font size="+1">Member of an interim planning staff for establishing the European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts, 1974 - 1975</font>
<font size="+1">Head of Division, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, 1965 - 1974</font>
<font size="+1">Research Meteorologist, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, 1961-1965</font>

4.2 Other academic appointment

<font size="+1">Professor, University of Reading, UK, 2001 - </font>
<font size="+1">Associate professor in Meteorology (Docent), University of Stockholm, 1979 -</font>

 
 

5. SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES

5.1 Working Groups and Committees (ongoing activities)

<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the 5th Advisory Academic Committee of the Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Sciences 2001 - </font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the Earth Science Advisory Committee (ESAC) at ESA (European Space Agency), 1999 -</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, USA, 1997 -</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of a IAMAP Committee on Dynamical Meteorology, 1993 -</font>

5.2 Working Groups and Committees (previous activities)

<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of US Climate Modelling Panel, 2000 - 2001</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the JSC Working Group on Coupled Modelling, 1995 - 2000</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em>of the Advisory Board for IRI (International Research Institute on ENSO Prediction), USA, 1998 - 1999.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the National Committee for Global Change Forschung (Germany), 1997 - 1999.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em>of a Max Planck Society Commission for establishing a new institute on biogeochemical chemistry in Jena, 1994 - 1997.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Trustee Member</em> of MISTRA (Swedish Environmental Research Foundation), 1994 - 1999.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the Science Steering group for BALTEX, 1994 - 2000.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council, 1992 - 1995.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the Science Steering group for CLIVAR, 1993 - 1995.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Vice-Chairman</em> for a Swedish Natural Science Research Council committee for supercomputers, 1991- 1993.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of WCRP (World Climate Research Programme) Study Group on the Climate Variability and Prediction Research Programme (CLIVAR), 1991 - 1993.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the External Advisory Panel for the Centre for Clouds, Chemistry and Climate, NSF, 1992 - 1996.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Vice-Chairman</em> of JSTC - Joint Scientific Technical Committee to review and design the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), 1992 - 1996.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em>of the Scientific Council of CERFACS (Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique) (1988 - 1999).</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the NCAR CCM Advisory Committee, 1988 - 1990.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the Board for the Meteorological Institute at Stockholm University, 1983 - 1994.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of ESA Earth Observations Advisory Committee, 1982 - 1993.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the JSC (JOC) Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, 1978-1985 (Member 1973-1978).</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, 1983-1990.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the CAS Working Group for Weather Prediction Research, 1978-1982.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em>of a UK Ministry of Defence Meteorological Research Committee (Synoptic, Dynamical and Climatological Sub-Committee), 1978-1979.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of an ESA Working Group on Satellite Meteorology, 1977-1978.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Chairman</em> of the CAS Working Group for Numerical Weather Prediction, 1973-1978.</font>
<font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of the 1st Study Group for the Planning of ECMWF, 1970-1971.</font>

 

6. EXPERT- SCIENTIFIC ADVISER

<font size="+1">2001</font><font size="+1">Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Ocean modelling policy. </font>
<font size="+1">2000</font><font size="+1">Nansen Centre, Bergen, Norway. </font>
<font size="+1">1998</font><font size="+1">Review of the Portuguese Meteorological Institute.</font>
<font size="+1">1996-1997&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Review of the Finnish Meteorological Institute.</font>
<font size="+1">1994</font><font size="+1">Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. Climate research policy study.</font>
<font size="+1">1994</font><font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of a KNMI Review Committee.</font>
<font size="+1">1992</font><font size="+1">Swedish Ministry of Transport, Swedish membership of EUMETSAT.</font>
<font size="+1">1987</font><font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of a NOAA Review Committee for GFDL.</font>
<font size="+1">1981</font><font size="+1"><em>Member</em> of a NCAR Review Committee.</font>

 
 

7. EDITORIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

<font size="+1">1995-present,&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of Editorial Board, <em>Acta Geophysica Polonica.</em></font>
<font size="+1">1993-1996,</font><font size="+1">Associated Editor, <em>Journal of Computational Physics.</em></font>
<font size="+1">1987-present,&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Associated Editor, <em>Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics.</em></font>
<font size="+1">1984-present,&nbsp;</font><font size="+1">Member of Editorial Board, <em>Tellus.</em></font>
<font size="+1">1982-1988,</font><font size="+1">Member of Editorial Board, <em>Idöjaras.</em></font>

 
 

8. MEMBERSHIP OF ACADEMIC SOCIETIES

<font size="+1">American Meteorological Society, <em>Fellow.</em></font>
<font size="+1">Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte, <em>Member.</em></font>
<font size="+1">New York Academy of Science, <em>Member.</em></font>
<font size="+1">Royal Meteorological Society, <em>Fellow.</em></font>
<font size="+1">Swedish Geophysical Society, <em>Member.</em></font>
<font size="+1">Swedish Meteorological Society, <em>Honorary Member.</em></font>

 
 

9. RESEARCH GRANTS

<font size="+1">Responsibility for several major research grants over the last 8 years, some of them amounting to more than 2 million DM. These grants are provided in particular by the Commission of the European Union and German Ministries.</font>
 
 
 

10. CURRENT INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

<font size="+1">Lectures and visits of numerous universities and research centers in Europe, USA, Canada, China and Japan have given rise to cooperation research with scientists all over the world.</font>

<font size="+1">(i) <em>Climate modelling and prediction</em></font>

<font size="+1">Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, US</font>
<font size="+1">Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique, Paris, France</font>
<font size="+1">Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China</font>
<font size="+1">Centre National de Recherches Météorologique, Toulouse, France</font>
<font size="+1">Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, Bracknell, U.K.</font>
<font size="+1">European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, U.K.</font>
<font size="+1">Institute of Global Environment and Society, Maryland, USA</font>
<font size="+1">Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Victoria, Canada</font>
<font size="+1">Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland</font>
<font size="+1">Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences, Moscow, Russia</font>

<font size="+1">(ii) <em>Atmospheric composition and change</em></font>

<font size="+1">Centre des Faibles Radioactivités, Gif-sur Yvette, France</font>
<font size="+1">KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands</font>
<font size="+1">University of Utrecht, The Netherlands</font>
<font size="+1">Commission of the European Communities, Ispra, Italy</font>
<font size="+1">University of Stockholm, Sweden</font>

<font size="+1">(iii) <em>Observational research programs</em></font>

<font size="+1">Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden</font>
<font size="+1">Chalmers University of Technology, Onsala, Sweden</font>
<font size="+1">University of Helsinki, Department of Meteorology, Helsinki, Finland</font>
<font size="+1">Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark</font>
<font size="+1">KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands</font>
<font size="+1">Universität Wien, Institut für Meteorologie und Geophysik, Austria</font>

 
 

11. EDUCATIONAL DUTIES (last 5 years)

<font size="+1">PhD supervisions (2-3 annually)</font>
<font size="+1">Invited teacher at summerschools</font>
<font size="+1">1998</font><font size="+1">Boekelo - COACh</font>
<font size="+1">1995 and 1997</font><font size="+1">Les Houches - NATO</font>

 
 

12. INVITED PAPERS AND LECTURES

<font size="+1">Between 1985 and 2001, invitations to lecture at international symposia, workshops, at different universities and other scientific institutes. Number of invited lectures per year 15-20. A detailed list for the last years can be provided on request.</font>
 
 
 

13. PUBLICATION RECORD

<font size="+1">Publication of some 170 scientific papers in the fields of numerical analysis and data assimila tion, numerical weather prediction and climate modelling.</font>