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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 3.470 IF 3.470
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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.
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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.

29 Aug 2019 Press Release: Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years

A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate of the past 30 years has been. The record shows wine grapes in Burgundy, eastern France, have been picked 13 days earlier on average since 1988 than they were in the previous six centuries, pointing to the region's hotter and drier climate in recent years. The results are now published in Climate of the Past.

29 Aug 2019 Press Release: Burgundy wine grapes tell climate story, show warming accelerated in past 30 years

A newly published series of dates of grape harvest covering the past 664 years is the latest line of evidence confirming how unusual the climate of the past 30 years has been. The record shows wine grapes in Burgundy, eastern France, have been picked 13 days earlier on average since 1988 than they were in the previous six centuries, pointing to the region's hotter and drier climate in recent years. The results are now published in Climate of the Past.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

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15 Nov 2019
A South Atlantic island record uncovers shifts in westerlies and hydroclimate during the last glacial
Svante Björck, Jesper Sjolte, Karl Ljung, Florian Adolphi, Roger Flower, Rienk H. Smittenberg, Malin E. Kylander, Thomas F. Stocker, Sofia Holmgren, Hui Jiang, Raimund Muscheler, Yamoah K. K. Afrifa, Jayne E. Rattray, and Nathalie Van der Putten
Clim. Past, 15, 1939–1958, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1939-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1939-2019, 2019
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14 Nov 2019
Water isotopes – climate relationships for the mid-Holocene and preindustrial period simulated with an isotope-enabled version of MPI-ESM
Alexandre Cauquoin, Martin Werner, and Gerrit Lohmann
Clim. Past, 15, 1913–1937, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1913-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1913-2019, 2019
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07 Nov 2019
Comparison of Holocene temperature reconstructions based on GISP2 multiple-gas-isotope measurements
Michael Döring and Markus Christian Leuenberger
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-132,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-132, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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07 Nov 2019
Low Water Stage Marks on Hunger Stones: Verification for the Elbe River in 1616–2015
Libor Elleder, Ladislav Kašpárek, Jolana Šírová, and Tomas Kabelka
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-113,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-113, 2019
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07 Nov 2019
Climatic information archived in ice cores: impact of intermittency and diffusion on the recorded isotopic signal in Antarctica
Mathieu Casado, Thomas Münch, and Thomas Laepple
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-134,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-134, 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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29 Aug 2019
The longest homogeneous series of grape harvest dates, Beaune 1354–2018, and its significance for the understanding of past and present climate
Thomas Labbé, Christian Pfister, Stefan Brönnimann, Daniel Rousseau, Jörg Franke, and Benjamin Bois
Clim. Past, 15, 1485–1501, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1485-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1485-2019, 2019
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15 Aug 2019
Modelling ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 during the Late Pliocene
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Clim. Past, 15, 1603–1619, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1603-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1603-2019, 2019
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08 Aug 2019
Spatial pattern of accumulation at Taylor Dome during Marine Isotope Stage 4: stratigraphic constraints from Taylor Glacier
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Clim. Past, 15, 1537–1556, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1537-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1537-2019, 2019
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02 Aug 2019
Past climate and continentality inferred from ice wedges at Batagay megaslump in the Northern Hemisphere's most continental region, Yana Highlands, interior Yakutia
Thomas Opel, Julian B. Murton, Sebastian Wetterich, Hanno Meyer, Kseniia Ashastina, Frank Günther, Hendrik Grotheer, Gesine Mollenhauer, Petr P. Danilov, Vasily Boeskorov, Grigoriy N. Savvinov, and Lutz Schirrmeister
Clim. Past, 15, 1443–1461, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1443-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1443-2019, 2019
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