Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Senior Lecturer in Climate Science



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Dr Paulo Ceppi is a Senior Lecturer in Climate Science in the Department of Physics. His expertise is in understanding global climate variability and change.

In July 2023 he was awarded a five-year ERC Starting Grant, worth €1.5M, to develop a theoretical framework that describes and quantifies the impact of clouds on global climate, and its variations in time. Prior to that, Paulo held an Imperial College Research Fellowship, which gave him four years of independent research funding.

Paulo is a contributor to Greta Thunberg's The Climate Book, and his past research has been covered by international media outlets including the Washington Post, Scientific American and Carbon Brief.

For a full CV and publication list, see his personal webpage.



Salvi P, Gregory JM, Ceppi P, 2023, Time‐evolving radiative feedbacks in the historical period, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol:128, ISSN:2169-8996

Kang SM, Ceppi P, Yu Y, et al., 2023, Recent global climate feedback controlled by Southern Ocean cooling, Nature Geoscience, Vol:16, ISSN:1752-0894, Pages:775-780

Kang SM, Yu Y, Deser C, et al., 2023, Global impacts of recent Southern Ocean cooling, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol:120, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:1-10

Nowack P, Ceppi P, Davis SM, et al., 2023, Response of stratospheric water vapour to warming constrained by satellite observations, Nature Geoscience, Vol:16, ISSN:1752-0894, Pages:577-583

Williams RG, Ceppi P, Roussenov V, et al., 2023, The role of the Southern Ocean in the global climate response to carbon emissions, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:381, ISSN:1364-503X

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