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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.

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14 Feb 2020
Late Pliocene Cordilleran Ice Sheet development with warm northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures
Maria Luisa Sánchez-Montes, Erin L. McClymont, Jeremy M. Lloyd, Juliane Müller, Ellen A. Cowan, and Coralie Zorzi
Clim. Past, 16, 299–313, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-299-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-299-2020, 2020
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14 Feb 2020
Centennial- to millennial-scale monsoon changes since the last deglaciation linked to solar activities and North Atlantic cooling
Xingxing Liu, Youbin Sun, Jef Vandenberghe, Peng Cheng, Xu Zhang, Evan J. Gowan, Gerrit Lohmann, and Zhisheng An
Clim. Past, 16, 315–324, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-315-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-315-2020, 2020
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14 Feb 2020
Evaluating the Biological Pump Efficiency of the Last Glacial Maximum Ocean using δ13C
Anne L. Morée, Jörg Schwinger, Ulysses S. Ninneman, Aurich Jeltsch-Thömmes, Ingo Bethke, and Christoph Heinze
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-7,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-7, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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13 Feb 2020
Estimating the timescale-dependent uncertainty of paleoclimate records – a spectral approach. Part II: Application and interpretation
Andrew M. Dolman, Torben Kunz, Jeroen Groeneveld, and Thomas Laepple
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-153,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-153, 2020
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11 Feb 2020
Surface paleothermometry using low temperature thermoluminescence of feldspar
Rabiul H. Biswas, Frédéric Herman, Georgina E. King, Benjamin Lehmann, and Ashok K. Singhvi
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-173,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-173, 2020
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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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