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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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14 Apr 2021 Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core

Using the temperature-dependent solubility of noble gases in ocean water, the authors reconstruct global mean ocean temperature (MOT) over the last 700 kyr using noble gas ratios in air enclosed in polar ice cores.

14 Apr 2021 Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core

Using the temperature-dependent solubility of noble gases in ocean water, the authors reconstruct global mean ocean temperature (MOT) over the last 700 kyr using noble gas ratios in air enclosed in polar ice cores.

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.

Recent papers
17 May 2021
Age and driving mechanisms of the Eocene-Oligocene Transition from astronomical tuning of a lacustrine record (Rennes Basin, France)
Slah Boulila, Guillaume Dupont-Nivet, Bruno Galbrun, Hugues Bauer, and Jean-Jacques Châteauneuf
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-46,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-46, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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12 May 2021
Deoxygenation dynamics on the western Nile deep-sea fan during sapropel S1 from seasonal to millennial timescales
Cécile L. Blanchet, Rik Tjallingii, Anja M. Schleicher, Stefan Schouten, Martin Frank, and Achim Brauer
Clim. Past, 17, 1025–1050, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1025-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1025-2021, 2021
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12 May 2021
North Atlantic marine biogenic silica accumulation through the early-to-mid Paleogene: implications for ocean circulation and silicate weathering feedback
Jakub Witkowski, Karolina Bryłka, Steven M. Bohaty, Elżbieta Mydłowska, Donald E. Penman, and Bridget S. Wade
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-50,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-50, 2021
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11 May 2021
Holocene vegetation transitions and their climatic drivers in MPI-ESM1.2
Anne Dallmeyer, Martin Claussen, Stephan J. Lorenz, Michael Sigl, Matthew Toohey, and Ulrike Herzschuh
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-51,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-51, 2021
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10 May 2021
Climate variability and grain production in Scania, c. 1702–1911
Martin Karl Skoglund
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-52,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-52, 2021
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Highlight articles
12 May 2021
Deoxygenation dynamics on the western Nile deep-sea fan during sapropel S1 from seasonal to millennial timescales
Cécile L. Blanchet, Rik Tjallingii, Anja M. Schleicher, Stefan Schouten, Martin Frank, and Achim Brauer
Clim. Past, 17, 1025–1050, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1025-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1025-2021, 2021
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30 Apr 2021
On the phenomenon of the blue sun
Nellie Wullenweber, Anna Lange, Alexei Rozanov, and Christian von Savigny
Clim. Past, 17, 969–983, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-969-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-969-2021, 2021
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14 Apr 2021
Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core
Marcel Haeberli, Daniel Baggenstos, Jochen Schmitt, Markus Grimmer, Adrien Michel, Thomas Kellerhals, and Hubertus Fischer
Clim. Past, 17, 843–867, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021, 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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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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