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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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06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

06 Feb 2024 Statement on the use of AI-based tools in publications

Tools based on artificial intelligence (AI) are increasingly being used to create scientific documents, including peer-reviewed publications, preprints and conference contributions. Please read EGU's statement on the use of such tools in publications.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

15 Jan 2024 A huge thank you to our referees in 2023!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all referees for their volunteer efforts to provide fair, thorough, and constructive peer-review reports. Their invaluable contribution maintains our high scientific standards and ensures the ongoing success of our interactive open-access journals.

Recent papers

28 Feb 2024
Astronomically paced climate and carbon cycle feedbacks in the lead-up to the Late Devonian Kellwasser Crisis
Nina M. A. Wichern, Or M. Bialik, Theresa Nohl, Lawrence M. E. Percival, R. Thomas Becker, Pim Kaskes, Philippe Claeys, and David De Vleeschouwer
Clim. Past, 20, 415–448, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-415-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-415-2024, 2024
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27 Feb 2024
The comparative role of physical system processes in Hudson Strait ice stream cycling: a comprehensive model-based test of Heinrich event hypotheses
Kevin Hank and Lev Tarasov
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-493,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-493, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Feb 2024
Simulation of a former ice field with PISM – Snežnik study case
Matjaž Depolli, Manja Žebre, Uroš Stepišnik, and Gregor Kosec
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-544,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-544, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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27 Feb 2024
The Spatial-Temporal Evolution of the Chongzhen Drought (1627–1644) in China and its Impact on Famine
Siying Chen, Yun Su, Xudong Chen, and Liang Emlyn Yang
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-11,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-11, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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26 Feb 2024
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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
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Highlight articles

26 Feb 2024
| Highlight paper
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
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21 Feb 2024
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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
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18 Jan 2024
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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
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03 Nov 2023
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Rejuvenating the ocean: mean ocean radiocarbon, CO2 release, and radiocarbon budget closure across the last deglaciation
Luke Skinner, Francois Primeau, Aurich Jeltsch-Thömmes, Fortunat Joos, Peter Köhler, and Edouard Bard
Clim. Past, 19, 2177–2202, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-2177-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-2177-2023, 2023
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13 Oct 2023
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Late Cenozoic sea-surface-temperature evolution of the South Atlantic Ocean
Frida S. Hoem, Adrián López-Quirós, Suzanna van de Lagemaat, Johan Etourneau, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Carlota Escutia, Henk Brinkhuis, Francien Peterse, Francesca Sangiorgi, and Peter K. Bijl
Clim. Past, 19, 1931–1949, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-1931-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-1931-2023, 2023
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To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.