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Co-editors-in-chief: Laurie Menviel, Irina Rogozhina, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
eISSN: CP 1814-9332, CPD 1814-9359

Climate of the Past (CP) is a not-for-profit international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of research articles, short communications, and review papers on the climate history of the Earth. CP covers all temporal scales of climate change and variability, from geological time through to multidecadal studies of the last century. Studies focusing mainly on present and future climate are not within scope.

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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

The journal metrics 2023 were released. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

11 Jun 2024 Launch of a new type of manuscript, "Rapid communications", as part of Climate of the Past 20th anniversary celebrations

The 20th anniversary of CP represents a significant achievement, highlighting the substantial interest of the paleo community in this EGU journal. This notable milestone in the history of CP deserves recognition within the journal itself. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Rapid communications". Read more.

11 Jun 2024 Launch of a new type of manuscript, "Rapid communications", as part of Climate of the Past 20th anniversary celebrations

The 20th anniversary of CP represents a significant achievement, highlighting the substantial interest of the paleo community in this EGU journal. This notable milestone in the history of CP deserves recognition within the journal itself. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Rapid communications". Read more.

26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

Recent papers

10 Jul 2024
Simulation of a former ice field with Parallel Ice Sheet Model – Snežnik study case
Matjaž Depolli, Manja Žebre, Uroš Stepišnik, and Gregor Kosec
Clim. Past, 20, 1471–1488, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1471-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1471-2024, 2024
Short summary
08 Jul 2024
Evaluating marine dust records as templates for optical dating of Oldest Ice
Jessica Ng, Jeffrey Severinghaus, Ryan Bay, and Delia Tosi
Clim. Past, 20, 1437–1449, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1437-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1437-2024, 2024
Short summary
08 Jul 2024
Air temperature changes in SW Greenland in the second half of the 18th century
Rajmund Przybylak, Garima Singh, Przemysław Wyszyński, Andrzej Araźny, and Konrad Chmist
Clim. Past, 20, 1451–1470, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1451-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1451-2024, 2024
Short summary
05 Jul 2024
Rapid communication: Distribute paleoscience information across the next IPCC reports
Darrell Kaufman and Valérie Masson-Delmotte
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1845,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1845, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 6 comments)
Short summary
04 Jul 2024
Strong volcanic-induced climatic shocks on historical Moselle wine production
Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, Bo Christiansen, Lea Schneider, and Peter Thejll
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-41,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-41, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 1 comment)
Short summary

Highlight articles

28 Jun 2024
Continuous synchronization of the Greenland ice-core and U–Th timescales using probabilistic inversion
Francesco Muschitiello and Marco Antonio Aquino-Lopez
Clim. Past, 20, 1415–1435, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1415-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1415-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
27 Jun 2024
600 years of wine must quality and April to August temperatures in western Europe 1420–2019
Christian Pfister, Stefan Brönnimann, Andres Altwegg, Rudolf Brázdil, Laurent Litzenburger, Daniele Lorusso, and Thomas Pliemon
Clim. Past, 20, 1387–1399, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1387-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1387-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
08 May 2024
A major midlatitude hurricane in the Little Ice Age
John Dickie and Grant Wach
Clim. Past, 20, 1141–1160, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
18 Mar 2024
A past and present perspective on the European summer vapor pressure deficit
Viorica Nagavciuc, Simon L. L. Michel, Daniel F. Balting, Gerhard Helle, Mandy Freund, Gerhard H. Schleser, David N. Steger, Gerrit Lohmann, and Monica Ionita
Clim. Past, 20, 573–595, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
26 Feb 2024
A global compilation of diatom silica oxygen isotope records from lake sediment – trends and implications for climate reconstruction
Philip Meister, Anne Alexandre, Hannah Bailey, Philip Barker, Boris K. Biskaborn, Ellie Broadman, Rosine Cartier, Bernhard Chapligin, Martine Couapel, Jonathan R. Dean, Bernhard Diekmann, Poppy Harding, Andrew C. G. Henderson, Armand Hernandez, Ulrike Herzschuh, Svetlana S. Kostrova, Jack Lacey, Melanie J. Leng, Andreas Lücke, Anson W. Mackay, Eniko Katalin Magyari, Biljana Narancic, Cécile Porchier, Gunhild Rosqvist, Aldo Shemesh, Corinne Sonzogni, George E. A. Swann, Florence Sylvestre, and Hanno Meyer
Clim. Past, 20, 363–392, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-363-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-363-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief

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