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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.
IF value: 4.295
IF4.295
IF 5-year value: 4.358
IF 5-year4.358
CiteScore value: 6.3
CiteScore6.3
h5-index value: 33
h5-index33
News
01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

01 Jul 2021 Thank you to Climate of the Past community

Clarivate Analytics just released its 2020 journal citation report, stating that Climate of the Past now has an impact factor of 4.295, the highest ranking ever since its launch in 2005!

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

30 Jun 2021 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

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.

Recent papers
13 Sep 2021
Quantifying Southern Annular Mode paleo-reconstruction skill in a model framework
Willem Huiskamp and Shayne McGregor
Clim. Past, 17, 1819–1839, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1819-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1819-2021, 2021
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13 Sep 2021
Influence of the choice of insolation forcing on the results of a conceptual glacial cycle model
Gaëlle Leloup and Didier Paillard
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-119,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-119, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Sep 2021
Dynamic boreal summer atmospheric circulation response as a negative feedback to Greenland melt during the MIS-11 interglacial
Brian R. Crow, Matthias Prange, and Michael Schulz
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-118,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-118, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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10 Sep 2021
Late Pleistocene glacial chronologies and paleoclimate in the northern Rocky Mountains
Brendon Quirk, Elizabeth Huss, Benjamin Laabs, Eric Leonard, Joseph Licciardi, Mitchell Plummer, and Marc Caffee
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-106,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-106, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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09 Sep 2021
El Niño–Southern Oscillation signal in a new East Antarctic ice core, Mount Brown South
Camilla K. Crockart, Tessa R. Vance, Alexander D. Fraser, Nerilie J. Abram, Alison S. Criscitiello, Mark A. J. Curran, Vincent Favier, Ailie J. E. Gallant, Christoph Kittel, Helle A. Kjær, Andrew R. Klekociuk, Lenneke M. Jong, Andrew D. Moy, Christopher T. Plummer, Paul T. Vallelonga, Jonathon Wille, and Lingwei Zhang
Clim. Past, 17, 1795–1818, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1795-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1795-2021, 2021
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Highlight articles
24 Aug 2021
Milankovitch, the father of paleoclimate modeling
Andre Berger
Clim. Past, 17, 1727–1733, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1727-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1727-2021, 2021
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16 Aug 2021
On the tuning of plateaus in atmospheric and oceanic 14C records to derive calendar chronologies of deep-sea cores and records of 14C marine reservoir age changes
Edouard Bard and Timothy J. Heaton
Clim. Past, 17, 1701–1725, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1701-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1701-2021, 2021
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05 Aug 2021
Influence of the representation of convection on the mid-Holocene West African Monsoon
Leonore Jungandreas, Cathy Hohenegger, and Martin Claussen
Clim. Past, 17, 1665–1684, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1665-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1665-2021, 2021
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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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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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