Research Interests

  • Extratropical cyclones and wind storms in present and future climate
  • High-impact weather over central Europe (e.g. wind, precipitation)
  • High resolution modelling (case studies, idealized simulations, regional climate simulations)
  • Extratropical transition of tropical cyclones


  • ClimXtreme, BMBF funded research project
  • Extreme weather events under recent climate conditions. Aon-Benfield IF, London, UK
  • PANDOWAE, DFG funded research group (FOR896)


  • WS 2019/2020: Climate Modeling and Dynamics with ICON (MSc), exercises

Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2017: Research associate, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2015-2016 Research associate, South German Climate Office, KIT
  • 2012-2017 PhD student, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany
  • 09/2011-02/2012 Internship, IAC, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2009-2012 M.Sc. in Meteorology, Physical Oceanography and Climate, IMAU, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
  • 2005-2008 B.Sc. in Earth sciences, major in physical geography, Utrecht University, the Netherlands


Integrating Adaptation Expertise into Regional Climate Data Analyses through Tailored Climate Parameters.
Schipper, J. W.; Hackenbruch, J.; Lentink, H. S.; Sedlmeier, K.
2019. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 28 (1), 41–57. doi:10.1127/metz/2019/0878
The effects of orography on the extratropical transition of tropical cyclones: a case study of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008).
Lentink, H. S.; Grams, C. M.; Riemer, M.; Jones, S. C.
2018. Monthly weather review, 146, 4231–4246. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0150.1
The Extratropical Transition of Tropical Cyclones. Part I: Cyclone Evolution and Direct Impacts.
Evans, C.; Wood, K. M.; Aberson, S. D.; Archambault, H. M.; Milrad, S. M.; Bosart, L. F.; Corbosiero, K. L.; Davis, C. A.; Dias Pinto, J. R.; Doyle, J.; Fogarty, C.; Galarneau, T. J., Jr.; Grams, C. M.; Griffin, K. S.; Gyakum, J.; Hart, R. E.; Kitabatake, N.; Lentink, H. S.; McTaggart-Cowan, R.; Perrie, W.; Quinting, J. F. D.; Reynolds, C. A.; Riemer, M.; Ritchie, E. A.; Sun, Y.; Zhang, F.
2017. Monthly weather review, 145 (11), 4317–4344. doi:10.1175/MWR-D-17-0027.1

Degree theses

PhD thesis
Lentink H (2017): Mechanisms determining structural changes during the extratropical transition of Typhoon Sinlaku (2008): a modelling study. IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany.

Master Thesis
Lentink H (2014): Extreme foehn in Switzerland: a climatology and the relation to large scale flow.

Bachelor Thesis
Lentink H (2008): Modeling the transition from meandering to braiding channel patterns.