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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
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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
27 Jul 2021
Variations in export production, lithogenic sediment transport and iron fertilization in the Pacific sector of the Drake Passage over the past 400 ka
María H. Toyos, Gisela Winckler, Helge W. Arz, Lester Lembke-Jene, Carina B. Lange, Gerhard Kuhn, and Frank Lamy
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-85,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-85, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 Jul 2021
Early Eocene carbon isotope excursions in a lignite bearing succession at the southern edge of the proto-North Sea (Schöningen, Germany)
Olaf K. Lenz, Mara Montag, Volker Wilde, Katharina Methner, Walter Riegel, and Andreas Mulch
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-81,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-81, 2021
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22 Jul 2021
Regional validation of the use of diatoms in ice cores from the Antarctic Peninsula as a Southern Hemisphere Westerly Wind proxy
Dieter R. Tetzner, Elizabeth R. Thomas, Claire S. Allen, and Mackenzie M. Grieman
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-88,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-88, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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21 Jul 2021
Million-year-scale alternation of warm–humid and semi-arid periods as a mid-latitude climate mode in the Early Jurassic (late Sinemurian, Laurasian Seaway)
Thomas Munier, Jean-François Deconinck, Pierre Pellenard, Stephen P. Hesselbo, James B. Riding, Clemens V. Ullmann, Cédric Bougeault, Mathilde Mercuzot, Anne-Lise Santoni, Émilia Huret, and Philippe Landrein
Clim. Past, 17, 1547–1566, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1547-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1547-2021, 2021
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20 Jul 2021
Five thousand years of fire history in the high North Atlantic region: natural variability and ancient human forcing
Delia Segato, Maria Del Carmen Villoslada Hidalgo, Ross Edwards, Elena Barbaro, Paul Vallelonga, Helle Astrid Kjær, Marius Simonsen, Bo Vinther, Niccolò Maffezzoli, Roberta Zangrando, Clara Turetta, Dario Battistel, Orri Vésteinsson, Carlo Barbante, and Andrea Spolaor
Clim. Past, 17, 1533–1545, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1533-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1533-2021, 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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14 Apr 2021
Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core
Marcel Haeberli, Daniel Baggenstos, Jochen Schmitt, Markus Grimmer, Adrien Michel, Thomas Kellerhals, and Hubertus Fischer
Clim. Past, 17, 843–867, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021, 2021
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04 Mar 2021
Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of volcanic events in the 1450s CE and assessing the eruption's climatic impact
Peter M. Abbott, Gill Plunkett, Christophe Corona, Nathan J. Chellman, Joseph R. McConnell, John R. Pilcher, Markus Stoffel, and Michael Sigl
Clim. Past, 17, 565–585, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021, 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Lower oceanic δ13C during the last interglacial period compared to the Holocene
Shannon A. Bengtson, Laurie C. Menviel, Katrin J. Meissner, Lise Missiaen, Carlye D. Peterson, Lorraine E. Lisiecki, and Fortunat Joos
Clim. Past, 17, 507–528, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021, 2021
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