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C. Susan Grimmond

C. Susan Grimmond

Professor, Department of Geography, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King's College London

grimmon@kcl.ac.uk

+44 20 7848 2275

Department of Geography
King's College London
Fourth Floor, Strand Campus
London, WC2R 2 LS
UK

Titles

  • Professor, Department of Geography, School of Social Science and Public Policy, King's College London

Biography

Sue Grimmond joined King's College London in January 2006 after being Assistant, Associate and Full Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington USA. She completed her undergraduate degree (BSc Hons) at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and graduate degrees (MSc and PhD) at The University of British Columbia (under the supervision of Professor Tim Oke).

She is a past President of the International Association of Urban Climate (IAUC) and past Lead Expert for the WMO on Urban and Building Climatology. Sue is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology and Advances in Meteorology. She is a past member of the editorial board of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and Geography Compass.

In 2006 she was elected Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and awarded Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, from Goteborg University, Sweden. In 2008 she was awarded the Universitatis Lodziensis Amico Medal from University of Lodz, Poland. She is the 2009 recipient of the Helmut E Landsberg Award from the American Meteorological Society 'for numerous important contributions that have greatly advanced urban meteorology and urban climate sciences, and for sustained and effective leadership that has energized the urban climate research community'. She is the 2009 recipient of the Luke Howard Award from the International Association for Urban Climate.

Education

  • PhD, Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1989
  • MS, Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 1984
  • BS, Geography, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1980

Expertise

Journal Articles

2011

Chen, F., H. Kusaka, R. Bornstein, J. Ching, C. B. Grimmond, S. Grossman-Clarke, T. Loridan, K. W. Manning, A. Martilli, S. Miao, D. Sailor, F. Salamanca Palou, H. Taha, M. Tewari, X. Wang, A. A. Wyszogrodzki and C. Zhang. 2011. The integrated WRF/urban modelling system: Development, evaluation, and applications to urban environmental problems. International Journal of Climatology 31(2):273-288. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2158. (link )

Grimmond, C. B., M. Blackett, M. J. Best, J. Baik, S. E. Belcher, J. Beringer, S. I. Bohnenstengel, I. Calmet, F. Chen, A. Coutts, A. Dandou, K. Fortuniak, M. L. Gouvea, R. Hamdi, M. Hendry, M. Kanda, T. Kawai, Y. Kawamoto, H. Kondo, E. S. Krayenhoff, S. Lee, T. Loridan, A. Martilli, V. Masson, S. Miao, K. Oleson, R. Ooka, G. Pigeon, A. Porson, Y. Ryu, F. Salamanca, G. Steeneveld, M. Tombrou, J. A. Voogt, D. T. Young and N. Zhang. 2011. Initial results from Phase 2 of the international urban energy balance comparison. International Journal of Climatology 31(2):244-272. DOI: 10.1002/joc.2227. (link )

2010

Grimmond, C. B., M. Blackett, M. J. Best, J. Barlow, J. Baik, S. E. Belcher, S. I. Bohnenstengel, I. Calmet, F. Chen, A. Dandou, K. Fortuniak, M. L. Gouvea, R. Hamdi, M. Hendry, T. Kawai, Y. Kawamoto, H. Kondo, E. S. Krayenhoff, S. Lee, T. Loridan, A. Martilli, V. Masson, S. Miao, K. Oleson, G. Pigeon, A. Porson, Y. Ryu, F. Salamanca, L. Shashua-Bar, G. Steeneveld, M. Tombrou, J. A. Voogt, D. Young and N. Zhang. 2010. The International Urban Energy Balance Models Comparison Project: First results from phase I. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49:1268-1292. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAMC2354.1. (link )

Grimmond, C. B., M. Roth, T. R. Oke, Y. C. Au, M. Best, R. Betts, G. Carmichael, H. Cleugh, W. Dabberdt, R. Emmanuel, E. Freitas, K. Fortuniak, S. Hanna, P. Klein, L. S. Kalkstein, C. H. Liu, A. Nickson, D. Pearlmutter, D. Sailor and J. A. Voogt. 2010. Climate and more sustainable cities: Climate information for improved planning and management of cities (producers/capabilities perspective). Procedia Environmental Sciences 1(World Climate Conference - 3):247-274. DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2010.09.016. (link )

Grossman-Clarke, S., J. A. Zehnder, T. Loridan and C. B. Grimmond. 2010. Contribution of land use changes to near surface air temperatures during recent summer extreme heat events in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 49(8):1649-1664. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAMC2362.1. (link )

Presentations

2009

Brazel, A. J., P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. W. Myint, R. Quay, A. Miller, S. Rossi and S. Grimmond. 2009. Mitigating urban heat island effects with water- and energy-sensitive urban designs. Phoenix, AZ. Presentation on January 15, 2009 at the Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment and 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, Arizona.