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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: Nerilie Abram, Laurie Menviel, Denis-Didier Rousseau & Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz

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.

News
14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

14 Oct 2020 Volunteer to be an EGUsphere preprint moderator!

EGU is seeking scientists who want to gain experience in the realm of scientific publishing to pre-screen manuscripts submitted to the Union's new online platform.

08 Oct 2020 A smooth change among the co-editors-in-chief

After a second term as co-editor-in-chief of Climate of the Past, Eric Wolff, co-founder of the journal, is stepping down and becoming a regular editor. Read more.

08 Oct 2020 A smooth change among the co-editors-in-chief

After a second term as co-editor-in-chief of Climate of the Past, Eric Wolff, co-founder of the journal, is stepping down and becoming a regular editor. Read more.

20 Aug 2020 Press Release: Fossil leaves point to global greening in the coming decades

Scientists studying fossil leaves from an ancient Southern Hemisphere rainforest have, for the first time, measured how plants in that location responded to living in a world with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The results, published this week in CP, indicate potential parallels with modern-day increases in carbon dioxide that could soon lead to a global "greening" effect in addition to rising sea levels, more severe weather, and other consequences of climate change.

20 Aug 2020 Press Release: Fossil leaves point to global greening in the coming decades

Scientists studying fossil leaves from an ancient Southern Hemisphere rainforest have, for the first time, measured how plants in that location responded to living in a world with elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. The results, published this week in CP, indicate potential parallels with modern-day increases in carbon dioxide that could soon lead to a global "greening" effect in addition to rising sea levels, more severe weather, and other consequences of climate change.

Recent papers
20 Oct 2020
Reassessing long-term drought risk and societal impacts in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, north-east China (1200–2015)
LingYun Tang, Neil Macdonald, Heather Sangster, Richard Chiverrell, and Rachel Gaulton
Clim. Past, 16, 1917–1935, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1917-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1917-2020, 2020
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20 Oct 2020
Quantifying paleo-reconstruction skill of the Southern Annular Mode in a model framework
Willem Huiskamp and Shayne McGregor
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-133,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-133, 2020
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Oct 2020
Sampling density and date along with species selection influence spatial representation of tree-ring reconstructions
Justin T. Maxwell, Grant L. Harley, Trevis J. Matheus, Brandon M. Strange, Kayla Van Aken, Tsun Fung Au, and Joshua C. Bregy
Clim. Past, 16, 1901–1916, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1901-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1901-2020, 2020
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19 Oct 2020
Life and death in the Chicxulub impact crater: a record of the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum
Vann Smith, Sophie Warny, Kliti Grice, Bettina Schaefer, Michael T. Whalen, Johan Vellekoop, Elise Chenot, Sean P. S. Gulick, Ignacio Arenillas, Jose A. Arz, Thorsten Bauersachs, Timothy Bralower, François Demory, Jérôme Gattacceca, Heather Jones, Johanna Lofi, Christopher M. Lowery, Joanna Morgan, Noelia B. Nuñez Otaño, Jennifer M. K. O'Keefe, Katherine O'Malley, Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar, Lorenz Schwark, and the IODP–ICDP Expedition 364 Scientists
Clim. Past, 16, 1889–1899, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1889-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1889-2020, 2020
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19 Oct 2020
CH4 and N2O fluctuations during the penultimate deglaciation
Loïc Schmidely, Christoph Nehrbass-Ahles, Jochen Schmitt, Juhyeong Han, Lucas Silva, Jinwha Shin, Fortunat Joos, Jérôme Chappellaz, Hubertus Fischer, and Thomas F. Stocker
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-131,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2020-131, 2020
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Highlight articles
10 Sep 2020
A Bayesian framework for emergent constraints: case studies of climate sensitivity with PMIP
Martin Renoult, James Douglas Annan, Julia Catherine Hargreaves, Navjit Sagoo, Clare Flynn, Marie-Luise Kapsch, Qiang Li, Gerrit Lohmann, Uwe Mikolajewicz, Rumi Ohgaito, Xiaoxu Shi, Qiong Zhang, and Thorsten Mauritsen
Clim. Past, 16, 1715–1735, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1715-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1715-2020, 2020
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27 Aug 2020
Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from  ∼ 3 million years ago
Erin L. McClymont, Heather L. Ford, Sze Ling Ho, Julia C. Tindall, Alan M. Haywood, Montserrat Alonso-Garcia, Ian Bailey, Melissa A. Berke, Kate Littler, Molly O. Patterson, Benjamin Petrick, Francien Peterse, A. Christina Ravelo, Bjørg Risebrobakken, Stijn De Schepper, George E. A. Swann, Kaustubh Thirumalai, Jessica E. Tierney, Carolien van der Weijst, Sarah White, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Michiel L. J. Baatsen, Esther C. Brady, Wing-Le Chan, Deepak Chandan, Ran Feng, Chuncheng Guo, Anna S. von der Heydt, Stephen Hunter, Xiangyi Li, Gerrit Lohmann, Kerim H. Nisancioglu, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, W. Richard Peltier, Christian Stepanek, and Zhongshi Zhang
Clim. Past, 16, 1599–1615, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1599-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1599-2020, 2020
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25 Aug 2020
Climatic information archived in ice cores: impact of intermittency and diffusion on the recorded isotopic signal in Antarctica
Mathieu Casado, Thomas Münch, and Thomas Laepple
Clim. Past, 16, 1581–1598, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1581-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1581-2020, 2020
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19 Aug 2020
Bipolar volcanic synchronization of abrupt climate change in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores during the last glacial period
Anders Svensson, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Thomas Blunier, Sune O. Rasmussen, Bo M. Vinther, Paul Vallelonga, Emilie Capron, Vasileios Gkinis, Eliza Cook, Helle Astrid Kjær, Raimund Muscheler, Sepp Kipfstuhl, Frank Wilhelms, Thomas F. Stocker, Hubertus Fischer, Florian Adolphi, Tobias Erhardt, Michael Sigl, Amaelle Landais, Frédéric Parrenin, Christo Buizert, Joseph R. McConnell, Mirko Severi, Robert Mulvaney, and Matthias Bigler
Clim. Past, 16, 1565–1580, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1565-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1565-2020, 2020
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30 Mar 2020
Terrestrial methane emissions from the Last Glacial Maximum to the preindustrial period
Thomas Kleinen, Uwe Mikolajewicz, and Victor Brovkin
Clim. Past, 16, 575–595, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-575-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-575-2020, 2020
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