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Co-editors-in-chief: Nerilie Abram, Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

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.

CP per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
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03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.

03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

Recent papers
04 Mar 2021
Younger Dryas ice margin retreat in Greenland: new evidence from southwestern Greenland
Svend Funder, Anita H. L. Sørensen, Nicolaj K. Larsen, Anders A. Bjørk, Jason P. Briner, Jesper Olsen, Anders Schomacker, Laura B. Levy, and Kurt H. Kjær
Clim. Past, 17, 587–601, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-587-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-587-2021, 2021
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04 Mar 2021
Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of volcanic events in the 1450s CE and assessing the eruption's climatic impact
Peter M. Abbott, Gill Plunkett, Christophe Corona, Nathan J. Chellman, Joseph R. McConnell, John R. Pilcher, Markus Stoffel, and Michael Sigl
Clim. Past, 17, 565–585, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021, 2021
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02 Mar 2021
Technical note: Characterising and comparing different palaeoclimates with dynamical systems theory
Gabriele Messori and Davide Faranda
Clim. Past, 17, 545–563, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-545-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-545-2021, 2021
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01 Mar 2021
Elucidating modern West Antarctic sea surface conditions: An intercomparison of lipid biomarker proxies, instrumental and numerical-model data
Nele Lamping, Juliane Müller, Jens Hefter, Gesine Mollenhauer, Christian Haas, Xiaoxu Shi, Maria-Elena Vorrath, and Gerrit Lohmann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-19,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-19, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Feb 2021
Mid-Pliocene West African Monsoon Rainfall as simulated in the PlioMIP2 ensemble
Ellen Berntell, Qiong Zhang, Qiang Li, Alan M. Haywood, Julia C. Tindall, Stephen J. Hunter, Zhongshi Zhang, Xiangyu Li, Chuncheng Guo, Kerim H. Nisancioglu, Christian Stepanek, Gerrit Lohmann, Linda E. Sohl, Mark A. Chandler, Ning Tan, Camille Contoux, Gilles Ramstein, Michiel L. J. Baatsen, Anna S. von der Heydt, Deepak Chandan, William Richard Peltier, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Wing-Le Chan, Youichi Kamae, Charles J. R. Williams, and Dan Lunt
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-16,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-16, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
04 Mar 2021
Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of volcanic events in the 1450s CE and assessing the eruption's climatic impact
Peter M. Abbott, Gill Plunkett, Christophe Corona, Nathan J. Chellman, Joseph R. McConnell, John R. Pilcher, Markus Stoffel, and Michael Sigl
Clim. Past, 17, 565–585, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021, 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Lower oceanic δ13C during the last interglacial period compared to the Holocene
Shannon A. Bengtson, Laurie C. Menviel, Katrin J. Meissner, Lise Missiaen, Carlye D. Peterson, Lorraine E. Lisiecki, and Fortunat Joos
Clim. Past, 17, 507–528, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021, 2021
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19 Feb 2021
Long-term global ground heat flux and continental heat storage from geothermal data
Francisco José Cuesta-Valero, Almudena García-García, Hugo Beltrami, J. Fidel González-Rouco, and Elena García-Bustamante
Clim. Past, 17, 451–468, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-451-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-451-2021, 2021
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17 Feb 2021
In situ cosmogenic 10Be–14C–26Al measurements from recently deglaciated bedrock as a new tool to decipher changes in Greenland Ice Sheet size
Nicolás E. Young, Alia J. Lesnek, Josh K. Cuzzone, Jason P. Briner, Jessica A. Badgeley, Alexandra Balter-Kennedy, Brandon L. Graham, Allison Cluett, Jennifer L. Lamp, Roseanne Schwartz, Thibaut Tuna, Edouard Bard, Marc W. Caffee, Susan R. H. Zimmerman, and Joerg M. Schaefer
Clim. Past, 17, 419–450, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-419-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-419-2021, 2021
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29 Jan 2021
Greenland climate simulations show high Eemian surface melt which could explain reduced total air content in ice cores
Andreas Plach, Bo M. Vinther, Kerim H. Nisancioglu, Sindhu Vudayagiri, and Thomas Blunier
Clim. Past, 17, 317–330, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-317-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-317-2021, 2021
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