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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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17 Jan 2020
PMIP4/CMIP6 Last Interglacial simulations using different versions of MIROC, with and without vegetation feedback
Ryouta O'ishi, Wing-Le Chan, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Sam Sherriff-Tadano, and Rumi Ohgaito
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-172,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-172, 2020
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17 Jan 2020
A Bayesian framework for emergent constraints: case studies of climate sensitivity with PMIP
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Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-162,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-162, 2020
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16 Jan 2020
Reconstructing seasonality through stable-isotope and trace-element analyses of the Proserpine stalagmite, Han-sur-Lesse cave, Belgium: indications for climate-driven changes during the last 400 years
Stef Vansteenberge, Niels J. de Winter, Matthias Sinnesael, Sophie Verheyden, Steven Goderis, Stijn J. M. Van Malderen, Frank Vanhaecke, and Philippe Claeys
Clim. Past, 16, 141–160, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-141-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-141-2020, 2020
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16 Jan 2020
Early Eocene vigorous ocean overturning and its contribution to a warm Southern Ocean
Yurui Zhang, Thierry Huck, Camille Lique, Yannick Donnadieu, Jean-Baptiste Ladant, Marina Rabineau, and Daniel Aslanian
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-163,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-163, 2020
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16 Jan 2020
Global mean surface temperature and climate sensitivity of the EECO, PETM and latest Paleocene
Gordon N. Inglis, Fran Bragg, Natalie Burls, David Evans, Gavin L. Foster, Matthew Huber, Daniel J. Lunt, Nicholas Siler, Sebastian Steinig, Richard Wilkinson, Eleni Anagnostou, Margot Cramwinckel, Christopher J. Hollis, Richard D. Pancost, and Jessica E. Tierney
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-167,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-167, 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?
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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
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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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Modelling ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 during the Late Pliocene
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