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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
22 Sep 2020
Influence of temporally varying weatherability on CO2-climate coupling and ecosystem change in the late Paleozoic
Jon D. Richey, Isabel P. Montañez, Yves Goddéris, Cindy V. Looy, Neil P. Griffis, and William A. DiMichele
Clim. Past, 16, 1759–1775, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1759-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1759-2020, 2020
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22 Sep 2020
Mid-Pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation simulated in PlioMIP2
Zhongshi Zhang, Xiangyu Li, Chuncheng Guo, Odd Helge Otterå, Kerim H. Nisancioglu, Ning Tan, Camille Contoux, Gilles Ramstein, Ran Feng, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, Esther Brady, Deepak Chandan, W. Richard Peltier, Michiel L. J. Baatsen, Anna S. von der Heydt, Julia E. Weiffenbach, Christian Stepanek, Gerrit Lohmann, Qiong Zhang, Qiang Li, Mark A. Chandler, Linda E. Sohl, Alan M. Haywood, Stephen J. Hunter, Julia C. Tindall, Charles Williams, Daniel J. Lunt, Wing-Le Chan, and Ayako Abe-Ouchi
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-120,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-120, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
22 Sep 2020
Atlantic Hurricane response to Sahara greening and reduced dust emissions during the mid-Holocene
Samuel Dandoy, Francesco S.R. Pausata, Suzana J. Camargo, René Laprise, Katja Winger, and Kerry Emanuel
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-112,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-112, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Sep 2020
On the phenomenon of the blue Sun
Nellie Wullenweber, Anna Lange, Alexei Rozanov, and Christian von Savigny
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-117,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-117, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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18 Sep 2020
Response of biological productivity to North Atlantic marine front migration during the Holocene
David J. Harning, Anne E. Jennings, Denizcan Köseoğlu, Simon T. Belt, Áslaug Geirsdóttir, and Julio Sepúlveda
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-119,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-119, 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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