Dr.  Lea Eisenstein Lea Eisenstein

Dr. Lea Eisenstein

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    Institute of Meteorology und Climate Research
    Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
    76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Research Interests

  • extratropical cyclones
  • mesoscale wind features
  • predictability
  • numerical modeling
  • statistical downscaling of wind

Current Projects

  • Extreme weather events under recent climate conditions, Aon Impact Forecasting

Past Projects

  • Waves to Weather (SFB / TRR 165), C5: Dynamical feature-based ensemble post-processing of wind gusts within European winter storms

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2023: Postdoctoral researcher, IMKTRO, KIT
  • 2021: Visiting PhD student, University of Reading
  • 2019-2023: PhD student, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2016-2018: M.Sc. in Meteorology, KIT
  • 2015-2018: Student assistant, IMK-TRO, KIT
  • 2013-2016: B.Sc. in Meteorology, KIT


  • Numerical Weather Prediction exercises, 2019-2021
  • Meteorological Practical, 2017-2018


Other publications

PhD Thesis
Eisenstein L
(2023): Objective identification and climatology of mesoscale high-wind features within extratropical cyclones; https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000162000; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz, Prof. Dr. Joaquim Pinto

Master Thesis
Eisenstein L
(2018): Dynamics of sting-jet storm "Egon" over continental Europe using convection-permitting simulations; Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz, Prof. Dr. Joaquim Pinto

Bachelor Thesis
Eisenstein L
(2016): Dynamik zweier intensiver Winterstürme über Norddeutschland - Christian und Xaver (2013); Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Peter Knippertz, Dr. Florian Pantillon