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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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26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

26 Apr 2024 CP Referee and Editor Awards 2024

The co-editors of Climate of the Past celebrated the contributions of our colleagues, both reviewers and editors, who play a pivotal role in the journal's success. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

19 Apr 2024 New agreement between Swedish Bibsam Consortium and Copernicus Publications

Copernicus Publications is delighted to announce a new agreement with the Swedish National Consortium, Bibsam. Through the agreement, authors affiliated with Bibsam member institutions benefit from the direct settlement of article-processing charges (APCs) in all journals published by Copernicus Publications. Read more.

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

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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.

Recent papers

24 May 2024
Shifts in Greenland interannual climate variability lead Dansgaard-Oeschger abrupt warming by hundreds of years
Chloe A. Brashear, Tyler R. Jones, Valerie Morris, Bruce H. Vaughn, William H. G. Roberts, William B. Skorski, Abigail G. Hughes, Richard Nunn, Sune Olander Rasmussen, Kurt M. Cuffey, Bo M. Vinther, Todd Sowers, Christo Buizert, Vasileios Gkinis, Christian Holme, Mari F. Jensen, Sofia E. Kjellman, Petra M. Langebroek, Florian Mekhaldi, Kevin S. Rozmiarek, Jonathan W. Rheinlænder, Margit Simon, Giulia Sinnl, Silje Smith-Johnsen, and James W. C. White
EGUsphere, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1003,https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1003, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
Short summary
24 May 2024
Response of Late-Eocene warmth to incipient glaciation on Antarctica
Dennis H.A. Vermeulen, Michiel L. J. Baatsen, and Anna S. von der Heydt
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-30, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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23 May 2024
Aerosol uncertainties in tropical precipitation changes for the mid-Pliocene warm period
Anni Zhao, Ran Feng, Chris M. Brierley, Jian Zhang, and Yongyun Hu
Clim. Past, 20, 1195–1211, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1195-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1195-2024, 2024
Short summary
23 May 2024
Perspective on ice age Terminations from absolute chronologies provided by global speleothem records
Nikita Kaushal, Carlos Perez-Mejias, and Heather M. Stoll
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-37,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2024-37, 2024
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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17 May 2024
The role of atmospheric CO2 in controlling sea surface temperature change during the Pliocene
Lauren E. Burton, Alan M. Haywood, Julia C. Tindall, Aisling M. Dolan, Daniel J. Hill, Erin L. McClymont, Sze Ling Ho, and Heather L. Ford
Clim. Past, 20, 1177–1194, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1177-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1177-2024, 2024
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Highlight articles

08 May 2024
A major midlatitude hurricane in the Little Ice Age
John Dickie and Grant Wach
Clim. Past, 20, 1141–1160, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-1141-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
18 Mar 2024
A past and present perspective on the European summer vapor pressure deficit
Viorica Nagavciuc, Simon L. L. Michel, Daniel F. Balting, Gerhard Helle, Mandy Freund, Gerhard H. Schleser, David N. Steger, Gerrit Lohmann, and Monica Ionita
Clim. Past, 20, 573–595, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-573-2024, 2024
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
26 Feb 2024
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
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
21 Feb 2024
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
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief
18 Jan 2024
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
Short summary Co-editor-in-chief

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