Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Imperial College Research Fellow



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Dr Paulo Ceppi is a Lecturer in Climate Science at the Grantham Institute. His main interest is in understanding future climate change at global scales. He has gained an Imperial College Research Fellowship, which gives him four years of independent research funding.

In his past research, Paulo has investigated the processes responsible for changes in the circulation of the atmosphere and in clouds as greenhouse gas concentrations rise and the planet warms. Paulo is the recipient of the University of Reading’s 2018 Best Research Output Prize, awarded yearly in recognition of an outstanding journal publication by an early-career researcher.

He is currently pursuing two main lines of research. One is on understanding how the position of the jet streams and weather systems changes as the planet warms. The second research focus addresses the processes that determine the climate sensitivity, i.e. the amount of global warming due to a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations.

Full publication list on personal webpage


I am currently offering two PhD studentship opportunities, both with the Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP. The application deadline is 6 January 2020.


  • Pietro Salvi (PhD student, SSCP DTP)
  • Philipp Breul (PhD student, MPE CDT)



Ceppi P, Nowack P, 2021, Observational evidence that cloud feedback amplifies global warming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol:118, ISSN:0027-8424

Chen Y-J, Hwang Y-T, Ceppi P, 2021, The impacts of cloud-radiative changes on poleward atmospheric and oceanic energy transport in a warmer climate, Journal of Climate, ISSN:0894-8755, Pages:1-63

Voigt A, Albern N, Ceppi P, et al., 2021, Clouds, radiation, and atmospheric circulation in the present-day climate and under climate change, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Wires Climate Change, Vol:12, ISSN:1757-7780, Pages:1-22

Zappa G, Ceppi P, Shepherd TG, 2021, Eurasian cooling in response to Arctic sea-ice loss is not proved by maximum covariance analysis, Nature Climate Change, Vol:11, ISSN:1758-678X, Pages:106-108

Williams RG, Ceppi P, Katavouta A, 2020, Controls of the transient climate response to emissions by physical feedbacks, heat uptake and carbon cycling, Environmental Research Letters, Vol:15, ISSN:1748-9326

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