About Me

Since 2019 I'm wokring on my PhD Project in which I investigate how small-scale convective processes, like entrainment or autoconversion, determine the tropical lapse rate and upper tropospheric temperatures. Additionally I'm trying to understand why the warming in upper troposphere is not horizontally uniform. The project is supervised by Hauke Schmidt and Bjorn Stevens.

For my Master Thesis I worked with Thorsten Mauritsen on the North Atlantic Warming Hole.

Other interests include Science Communication (Twitter Team) and making the Julia programming language fit for Climate Science.


  • Keil, P., Schmidt, H., Stevens, B., & Bao, J. (2021). Variations of Tropical Lapse Rates in Climate Models and their Implications for Upper Tropospheric Warming. Journal of Climate, 1-50.
  • Keil, P., Mauritsen, T., Jungclaus, J., Hedemann, C., Olonscheck, D., & Ghosh, R. (2020). Multiple drivers of the North Atlantic warming hole. Nature Climate Change, 1-5.


Newspaper articles on the North Atlantic Warming Hole: Carbon Brief, Mahsable


Msc Meteorology University of Hamburg 2015-2018:

Minor subjects: Oceanography, Parallel Computing

Master thesis at Max Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg: On the Origin of the North Atlantic Warming Hole, Supervisors: Dr. Thorsten Mauritsen and Prof. Bjorn Stevens


Bsc Meteorology Goethe University Frankfurt 2011-2014:

Minor subjects: Geophysics, Astrophysics


Contact Info

Email: paul.keil@mpimet.mpg.de
Office: 429
Research Group: Global Circulation and Climate

Twitter: pkeil7
Github: pkeil7