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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Co-editors-in-chief: Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz & Eric Wolff

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.

News
29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

29 May 2020 Institutional agreement between Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications

Gothenburg University Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

18 Dec 2019 The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Copernicus Publications agree on a central billing of article processing charges

The Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) will now provide a publication fund for their corresponding authors publishing in Copernicus' open-access journals.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

02 Sep 2019 Helmholtz institutional agreement now for corresponding authors

As of 1 September 2019 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the Helmholtz Association and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Recent papers
04 Jun 2020
The SP19 chronology for the South Pole Ice Core - Part 2: gas chronology, Δage, and smoothing of atmospheric records
Jenna A. Epifanio, Edward J. Brook, Christo Buizert, Jon S. Edwards, Todd A. Sowers, Emma C. Kahle, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus, Eric J. Steig, Dominic A. Winski, Erich C. Osterberg, Tyler J. Fudge, Murat Aydin, Ekaterina Hood, Michael Kalk, Karl J. Kreutz, David G. Ferris, and Joshua A. Kennedy
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-71,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-71, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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02 Jun 2020
Historical droughts in the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) of China
Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin, Pao K. Wang, Pi-Ling Pai, Yu-Shiuan Lin, and Chih-Wei Wang
Clim. Past, 16, 911–931, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-911-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-911-2020, 2020
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02 Jun 2020
The mechanism of sapropel formation in the Mediterranean Sea: insight from long-duration box model experiments
Jan Pieter Dirksen and Paul Meijer
Clim. Past, 16, 933–952, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-933-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-933-2020, 2020
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02 Jun 2020
Long term trends in aquatic diversity, productivity and stability: a 15,800 year multidecadal diatom study from Lake Baikal, southern Siberia
Anson W. Mackay, Vivian A. Felde, David W. Morley, Natalia Piotrowska, Patrick Rioual, Alistair W. R. Seddon, and George E. A. Swann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-70,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-70, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 May 2020
A proxy modelling approach to assess the potential of extracting ENSO signal from tropical Pacific planktonic foraminifera
Brett Metcalfe, Bryan C. Lougheed, Claire Waelbroeck, and Didier M. Roche
Clim. Past, 16, 885–910, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-885-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-885-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
30 Mar 2020
Terrestrial methane emissions from the Last Glacial Maximum to the preindustrial period
Thomas Kleinen, Uwe Mikolajewicz, and Victor Brovkin
Clim. Past, 16, 575–595, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-575-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-575-2020, 2020
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07 Feb 2020
Modal shift in North Atlantic seasonality during the last deglaciation
Geert-Jan A. Brummer, Brett Metcalfe, Wouter Feldmeijer, Maarten A. Prins, Jasmijn van 't Hoff, and Gerald M. Ganssen
Clim. Past, 16, 265–282, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-265-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-265-2020, 2020
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19 Dec 2019
Two types of North American droughts related to different atmospheric circulation patterns
Angela-Maria Burgdorf, Stefan Brönnimann, and Jörg Franke
Clim. Past, 15, 2053–2065, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-2053-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-2053-2019, 2019
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28 Nov 2019
Can we use sea surface temperature and productivity proxy records to reconstruct Ekman upwelling?
Anson Cheung, Baylor Fox-Kemper, and Timothy Herbert
Clim. Past, 15, 1985–1998, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1985-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1985-2019, 2019
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24 Oct 2019
Effects of land use and anthropogenic aerosol emissions in the Roman Empire
Anina Gilgen, Stiig Wilkenskjeld, Jed O. Kaplan, Thomas Kühn, and Ulrike Lohmann
Clim. Past, 15, 1885–1911, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1885-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1885-2019, 2019
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