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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
20 Aug 2020 Press Release: Fossil leaves point to global greening in the coming decades

Scientists studying fossil leaves from an ancient Southern Hemisphere rainforest have, for the first time, measured how plants in that location responded to living in a world with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The results, published this week in CP, indicate potential parallels with modern-day increases in carbon dioxide that could soon lead to a global "greening" effect in addition to rising sea levels, more severe weather, and other consequences of climate change.

20 Aug 2020 Press Release: Fossil leaves point to global greening in the coming decades

Scientists studying fossil leaves from an ancient Southern Hemisphere rainforest have, for the first time, measured how plants in that location responded to living in a world with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The results, published this week in CP, indicate potential parallels with modern-day increases in carbon dioxide that could soon lead to a global "greening" effect in addition to rising sea levels, more severe weather, and other consequences of climate change.

30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

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30 Jun 2020 Update of journal metrics

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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.

Recent papers
29 Sep 2020
Comparison of the oxygen isotope signatures in speleothem records and iHadCM3 model simulations for the last millennium
Janica Carmen Bühler, Carla Roesch, Moritz Kirschner, Louise Sime, Max D Holloway, and Kira Rehfeld
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-121,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-121, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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29 Sep 2020
Nutrient utilization and diatom productivity changes in the low-latitude SE Atlantic over the past 70 kyr: Response to Southern Ocean leakage
Katharine Hendry, Oscar Romero, and Vanessa Pashley
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-115,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-115, 2020
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28 Sep 2020
Low water stage marks on hunger stones: verification for the Elbe from 1616 to 2015
Libor Elleder, Ladislav Kašpárek, Jolana Šírová, and Tomáš Kabelka
Clim. Past, 16, 1821–1846, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1821-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1821-2020, 2020
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28 Sep 2020
Comparison of past and future simulations of ENSO in CMIP5/PMIP3 and CMIP6/PMIP4 models
Josephine R. Brown, Chris M. Brierley, Soon-Il An, Maria-Vittoria Guarino, Samantha Stevenson, Charles J. R. Williams, Qiong Zhang, Anni Zhao, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Pascale Braconnot, Esther C. Brady, Deepak Chandan, Roberta D'Agostino, Chuncheng Guo, Allegra N. LeGrande, Gerrit Lohmann, Polina A. Morozova, Rumi Ohgaito, Ryouta O'ishi, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, W. Richard Peltier, Xiaoxu Shi, Louise Sime, Evgeny M. Volodin, Zhongshi Zhang, and Weipeng Zheng
Clim. Past, 16, 1777–1805, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1777-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1777-2020, 2020
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28 Sep 2020
Does a proxy measure up? A framework to assess and convey proxy reliability
F. Garrett Boudinot and Joseph Wilson
Clim. Past, 16, 1807–1820, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1807-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1807-2020, 2020
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Highlight articles
10 Sep 2020
A Bayesian framework for emergent constraints: case studies of climate sensitivity with PMIP
Martin Renoult, James Douglas Annan, Julia Catherine Hargreaves, Navjit Sagoo, Clare Flynn, Marie-Luise Kapsch, Qiang Li, Gerrit Lohmann, Uwe Mikolajewicz, Rumi Ohgaito, Xiaoxu Shi, Qiong Zhang, and Thorsten Mauritsen
Clim. Past, 16, 1715–1735, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1715-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1715-2020, 2020
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27 Aug 2020
Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago
Erin L. McClymont, Heather L. Ford, Sze Ling Ho, Julia C. Tindall, Alan M. Haywood, Montserrat Alonso-Garcia, Ian Bailey, Melissa A. Berke, Kate Littler, Molly O. Patterson, Benjamin Petrick, Francien Peterse, A. Christina Ravelo, Bjørg Risebrobakken, Stijn De Schepper, George E. A. Swann, Kaustubh Thirumalai, Jessica E. Tierney, Carolien van der Weijst, Sarah White, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Michiel L. J. Baatsen, Esther C. Brady, Wing-Le Chan, Deepak Chandan, Ran Feng, Chuncheng Guo, Anna S. von der Heydt, Stephen Hunter, Xiangyi Li, Gerrit Lohmann, Kerim H. Nisancioglu, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, W. Richard Peltier, Christian Stepanek, and Zhongshi Zhang
Clim. Past, 16, 1599–1615, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1599-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1599-2020, 2020
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25 Aug 2020
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, 16, 1581–1598, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1581-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1581-2020, 2020
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19 Aug 2020
Bipolar volcanic synchronization of abrupt climate change in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores during the last glacial period
Anders Svensson, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Thomas Blunier, Sune O. Rasmussen, Bo M. Vinther, Paul Vallelonga, Emilie Capron, Vasileios Gkinis, Eliza Cook, Helle Astrid Kjær, Raimund Muscheler, Sepp Kipfstuhl, Frank Wilhelms, Thomas F. Stocker, Hubertus Fischer, Florian Adolphi, Tobias Erhardt, Michael Sigl, Amaelle Landais, Frédéric Parrenin, Christo Buizert, Joseph R. McConnell, Mirko Severi, Robert Mulvaney, and Matthias Bigler
Clim. Past, 16, 1565–1580, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1565-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1565-2020, 2020
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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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