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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: Uwe Mikolajewicz, Denis-Didier Rousseau, Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz & Eric Wolff
Climate of the Past (CP) is an 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.
News
04 Apr 2019 Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, receives the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA

Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA. INQUA, the International Union for Quaternary Research, established this medal in recognition of the many contributions of Nick Shackleton, a giant in the field of Quaternary science. The medal is awarded once every four years to an outstanding young Quaternary scientist, chosen by his or her peers and evaluated by a blue-ribbon committee of distinguished scientists. A previous recipient of the medal is Amaelle Landais, another CP editor! It is a real pleasure to congratulate Qiuzhen for such recognition and we are proud to collaborate with her on the editorial board of CP.

04 Apr 2019 Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, receives the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA

Qiuzhen Yin, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal of INQUA. INQUA, the International Union for Quaternary Research, established this medal in recognition of the many contributions of Nick Shackleton, a giant in the field of Quaternary science. The medal is awarded once every four years to an outstanding young Quaternary scientist, chosen by his or her peers and evaluated by a blue-ribbon committee of distinguished scientists. A previous recipient of the medal is Amaelle Landais, another CP editor! It is a real pleasure to congratulate Qiuzhen for such recognition and we are proud to collaborate with her on the editorial board of CP.

29 Mar 2019 Marie-France Loutre, editor and former chief editor of CP, will receive the INQUA Distinguished Service Medal

The INQUA Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to individuals with a recognized record of sustained and outstanding contributions to the maintenance or development of INQUA's important functions (e.g. organization, operations, outputs, publicity). Marie-France has been a prominent actor in INQUA at both union and national level. Such recognition is well deserved and we are proud to have such a colleague and friend on the CP editorial board.

29 Mar 2019 Marie-France Loutre, editor and former chief editor of CP, will receive the INQUA Distinguished Service Medal

The INQUA Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to individuals with a recognized record of sustained and outstanding contributions to the maintenance or development of INQUA's important functions (e.g. organization, operations, outputs, publicity). Marie-France has been a prominent actor in INQUA at both union and national level. Such recognition is well deserved and we are proud to have such a colleague and friend on the CP editorial board.

29 Mar 2019 Valérie Masson-Delmotte, former editor of CP, is awarded the CNRS Silver Medal

Valérie Masson-Delmotte stepped down from being a CP editor because of her IPCC duties as co-leader of the Working Group 1. The medal is given to scientists with national and international recognition. She is receiving this award for her outstanding contribution to climate studies. A very active and efficient CP editor, we are proud to have had Valerie as a CP editor since the launch of the journal and we congratulate her for such an important achievement.

29 Mar 2019 Valérie Masson-Delmotte, former editor of CP, is awarded the CNRS Silver Medal

Valérie Masson-Delmotte stepped down from being a CP editor because of her IPCC duties as co-leader of the Working Group 1. The medal is given to scientists with national and international recognition. She is receiving this award for her outstanding contribution to climate studies. A very active and efficient CP editor, we are proud to have had Valerie as a CP editor since the launch of the journal and we congratulate her for such an important achievement.

29 Mar 2019 Ed Brook, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Hans Oeschger Medal

Ed Brook has been an editor of CP since the launch of the journal. He is receiving the medal for producing greenhouse-gas records from polar ice cores in unprecedented resolution, which permitted the precise north–south synchronization of climate signals and the identification of past variations in great detail. A visionary and key leader of the US and international ice-core community, we are proud to count such an astonishing colleague among CP editorial board.

29 Mar 2019 Ed Brook, editor of CP, is the 2019 recipient of the Hans Oeschger Medal

Ed Brook has been an editor of CP since the launch of the journal. He is receiving the medal for producing greenhouse-gas records from polar ice cores in unprecedented resolution, which permitted the precise north–south synchronization of climate signals and the identification of past variations in great detail. A visionary and key leader of the US and international ice-core community, we are proud to count such an astonishing colleague among CP editorial board.

Recent papers
17 Apr 2019
Sensitivity of a leaf gas-exchange model for estimating paleoatmospheric CO2 concentration
Dana L. Royer, Kylen M. Moynihan, Melissa L. McKee, Liliana Londoño, and Peter J. Franks
Clim. Past, 15, 795-809, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-795-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-795-2019, 2019
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16 Apr 2019
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 Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-144,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-144, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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15 Apr 2019
The effect of mountain uplift on eastern boundary currents and upwelling systems
Gerlinde Jung and Matthias Prange
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-40,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-40, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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11 Apr 2019
Atmospheric blocking induced by the strengthened Siberian High led to drying in west Asia during the 4.2 ka BP event – a hypothesis
Aurel Perşoiu, Monica Ionita, and Harvey Weiss
Clim. Past, 15, 781-793, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-781-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-781-2019, 2019
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11 Apr 2019
Glacier equilibrium line altitude variations during the “Little Ice Age” in the Mediterranean Andes (30◦–37◦ S)
Álvaro González-Reyes, Claudio Bravo, Mathias Vuille, Martin Jacques-Coper, Maisa Rojas, Esteban Sagredo, and James McPhee
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-37, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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Highlight articles
27 Mar 2019
The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview
Monica Bini, Giovanni Zanchetta, Aurel Perşoiu, Rosine Cartier, Albert Català, Isabel Cacho, Jonathan R. Dean, Federico Di Rita, Russell N. Drysdale, Martin Finnè, Ilaria Isola, Bassem Jalali, Fabrizio Lirer, Donatella Magri, Alessia Masi, Leszek Marks, Anna Maria Mercuri, Odile Peyron, Laura Sadori, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Fabian Welc, Christoph Zielhofer, and Elodie Brisset
Clim. Past, 15, 555-577, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019, 2019
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14 Mar 2019
Pleistocene glacial history of the New Zealand subantarctic islands
Eleanor Rainsley, Chris S. M. Turney, Nicholas R. Golledge, Janet M. Wilmshurst, Matt S. McGlone, Alan G. Hogg, Bo Li, Zoë A. Thomas, Richard Roberts, Richard T. Jones, Jonathan G. Palmer, Verity Flett, Gregory de Wet, David K. Hutchinson, Mathew J. Lipson, Pavla Fenwick, Ben R. Hines, Umberto Binetti, and Christopher J. Fogwill
Clim. Past, 15, 423-448, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-423-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-423-2019, 2019
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11 Mar 2019
Late Miocene–Pliocene climate evolution recorded by the red clay cover on the Xiaoshuizi planation surface, NE Tibetan Plateau
Xiaomiao Li, Tingjiang Peng, Zhenhua Ma, Meng Li, Zhantao Feng, Benhong Guo, Hao Yu, Xiyan Ye, Zhengchuang Hui, Chunhui Song, and Jijun Li
Clim. Past, 15, 405-421, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-405-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-405-2019, 2019
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18 Feb 2019
Harmonising plant functional type distributions for evaluating Earth system models
Anne Dallmeyer, Martin Claussen, and Victor Brovkin
Clim. Past, 15, 335-366, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-335-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-335-2019, 2019
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24 Jan 2019
Heinrich events show two-stage climate response in transient glacial simulations
Florian Andreas Ziemen, Marie-Luise Kapsch, Marlene Klockmann, and Uwe Mikolajewicz
Clim. Past, 15, 153-168, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-153-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-153-2019, 2019
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