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)



Breul P, Ceppi P, Shepherd TG, 2022, Relationship between southern hemispheric jet variability and forced response: the role of the stratosphere, Weather and Climate Dynamics, Vol:3, Pages:645-658

Salvi P, Ceppi P, Gregory JM, 2022, Interpreting Differences in Radiative Feedbacks From Aerosols Versus Greenhouse Gases, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:49, ISSN:0094-8276

Ceppi P, Fueglistaler S, 2021, The El Niño–Southern Oscillation pattern effect, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:48, ISSN:0094-8276, Pages:1-9

Salvi P, Ceppi P, Gregory JM, 2021, Interpreting the dependence of cloud‐radiative adjustment on forcing agent, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol:48, ISSN:0094-8276

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

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