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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.

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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.

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.

Recent papers
27 Mar 2020
Simulating Marine Isotope Stage 7 with a coupled climate-ice sheet model
Dipayan Choudhury, Axel Timmermann, Fabian Schloesser, Malte Heinemann, and David Pollard
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-46,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-46, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Mar 2020
Pliocene expansion of C4 vegetation in the core monsoon zone on the Indian Peninsula
Ann G. Dunlea, Liviu Giosan, and Yongsong Huang
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-37, 2020
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24 Mar 2020
Sea-ice feedbacks influence the isotopic signature of Greenland Ice Sheet elevation changes: Last Interglacial HadCM3 simulations
Irene Malmierca-Vallet, Louise C. Sime, Paul J. Valdes, and Julia C. Tindall
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-40,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-40, 2020
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24 Mar 2020
Paleobotanical proxies for early Eocene climates and ecosystems in northern North America from mid to high latitudes
Christopher K. West, David R. Greenwood, Tammo Reichgelt, Alex J. Lowe, Janelle M. Vachon, and James F. Basinger
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-32,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-32, 2020
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20 Mar 2020
Sampling density and date influence spatial representation of tree ring reconstructions
Justin T. Maxwell, Grant L. Harley, Trevis J. Matheus, Brandon M. Strange, Kayla Van Aken, Tsun Fung Au, and Joshua C. Bregy
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-31,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-31, 2020
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Highlight articles
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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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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