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Co-editors-in-chief: Laurie Menviel, Irina Rogozhina, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
eISSN: CP 1814-9332, CPD 1814-9359

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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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

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20 Jun 2024 Release of journal metrics 2023

The journal metrics 2023 were released. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

11 Jun 2024 Launch of a new type of manuscript, "Rapid communications", as part of Climate of the Past 20th anniversary celebrations

The 20th anniversary of CP represents a significant achievement, highlighting the substantial interest of the paleo community in this EGU journal. This notable milestone in the history of CP deserves recognition within the journal itself. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Rapid communications". Read more.

11 Jun 2024 Launch of a new type of manuscript, "Rapid communications", as part of Climate of the Past 20th anniversary celebrations

The 20th anniversary of CP represents a significant achievement, highlighting the substantial interest of the paleo community in this EGU journal. This notable milestone in the history of CP deserves recognition within the journal itself. Consequently, we are pleased to announce the launch of "Rapid communications". Read more.

26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

Recent papers

25 Jun 2024
Investigating similarities and differences of the penultimate and last glacial terminations with a coupled ice sheet–climate model
Aurélien Quiquet and Didier M. Roche
Clim. Past, 20, 1365–1385, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1365-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1365-2024, 2024
Short summary
25 Jun 2024
Sea Surface Temperature over the Bay of Bengal: A key driver for South Asian Summer Monsoon rainfall during past 31 kiloyears
Thamizharasan Sakthivel, Prosenjit Ghosh, Ravi Bhushan, Harsh Raj, Ankur J. Dabhi, Ajay Shivam, and Senthilnathan D
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1566,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1566, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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25 Jun 2024
Sediment fluxes dominate glacial-interglacial changes in ocean carbon inventory: results from factorial simulations over the past 780,000 years
Markus Adloff, Aurich Jeltsch-Thömmes, Frerk Pöppelmeier, Thomas F. Stocker, and Fortunat Joos
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1754,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1754, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jun 2024
Orbital-scale climate dynamics impacts on Gzhelian peatland wildfire activity in the Ordos Basin
Wenxu Du, Dawei Lv, Zhihui Zhang, Munira Raji, Cuiyu Song, Luojing Wang, Zekuan Li, Kai Cao, Ruoxiang Yuan, and Yuzhuang Sun
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-42,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-42, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jun 2024
Speleothem evidence for late Miocene extreme Arctic amplification – an analogue for near future anthropogenic climate change?
Stuart Umbo, Franziska Lechleitner, Thomas Opel, Sevasti Modestou, Tobias Braun, Anton Vaks, Gideon Henderson, Pete Scott, Alexander Osintzev, Alexandr Kononov, Irina Adrian, Yuri Dublyansky, Alena Giesche, and Sebastian Breitenbach
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1691,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1691, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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Highlight articles

08 May 2024
A major midlatitude hurricane in the Little Ice Age
John Dickie and Grant Wach
Clim. Past, 20, 1141–1160, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
18 Mar 2024
A past and present perspective on the European summer vapor pressure deficit
Viorica Nagavciuc, Simon L. L. Michel, Daniel F. Balting, Gerhard Helle, Mandy Freund, Gerhard H. Schleser, David N. Steger, Gerrit Lohmann, and Monica Ionita
Clim. Past, 20, 573–595, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
26 Feb 2024
A global compilation of diatom silica oxygen isotope records from lake sediment – trends and implications for climate reconstruction
Philip Meister, Anne Alexandre, Hannah Bailey, Philip Barker, Boris K. Biskaborn, Ellie Broadman, Rosine Cartier, Bernhard Chapligin, Martine Couapel, Jonathan R. Dean, Bernhard Diekmann, Poppy Harding, Andrew C. G. Henderson, Armand Hernandez, Ulrike Herzschuh, Svetlana S. Kostrova, Jack Lacey, Melanie J. Leng, Andreas Lücke, Anson W. Mackay, Eniko Katalin Magyari, Biljana Narancic, Cécile Porchier, Gunhild Rosqvist, Aldo Shemesh, Corinne Sonzogni, George E. A. Swann, Florence Sylvestre, and Hanno Meyer
Clim. Past, 20, 363–392, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-363-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-363-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
21 Feb 2024
Bayesian multi-proxy reconstruction of early Eocene latitudinal temperature gradients
Kilian Eichenseer and Lewis A. Jones
Clim. Past, 20, 349–362, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-349-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-349-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
18 Jan 2024
Toward generalized Milankovitch theory (GMT)
Andrey Ganopolski
Clim. Past, 20, 151–185, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-151-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-151-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief

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