Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesThe Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Imperial College Research Fellow



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Sherfield BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Ceppi P, Zappa G, Shepherd TG, et al., 2018, Fast and Slow Components of the Extratropical Atmospheric Circulation Response to CO2 Forcing, Journal of Climate, Vol:31, ISSN:0894-8755, Pages:1091-1105

Ceppi P, Gregory JM, 2017, Relationship of tropospheric stability to climate sensitivity and Earth's observed radiation budget, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:13126-13131

Ceppi P, Shepherd TG, 2017, Contributions of Climate Feedbacks to Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, Journal of Climate, Vol:30, ISSN:0894-8755, Pages:9097-9118

Ceppi P, Brient F, Zelinka MD, et al., 2017, Cloud feedback mechanisms and their representation in global climate models, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change, Vol:8, ISSN:1757-7780

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