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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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  • IF value: 3.470 IF 3.470
  • IF 5-year value: 4.009 IF 5-year
    4.009
  • CiteScore value: 3.45 CiteScore
    3.45
  • SNIP value: 1.166 SNIP 1.166
  • IPP value: 3.28 IPP 3.28
  • SJR value: 1.929 SJR 1.929
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 64 Scimago H
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  • h5-index value: 43 h5-index 43
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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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24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

24 Jun 2019 Update of journal metrics

The journal metrics were updated and the current numbers are available from the metrics box on the left-hand side.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

29 May 2019 Publish your video abstract

A video abstract is a short video statement providing authors with the opportunity to present background information about their findings and to showcase their research activities to a wider audience.

13 May 2019 Uwe Mikolajewicz has stepped down as CP co-editor-in-chief

Uwe Mikolajewicz has left the team of chief editors of CP but will remain on the editorial board as a regular editor. The remaining chief editors thank Uwe for his work over the last year and regret that he has stepped down for personal reasons.

13 May 2019 Uwe Mikolajewicz has stepped down as CP co-editor-in-chief

Uwe Mikolajewicz has left the team of chief editors of CP but will remain on the editorial board as a regular editor. The remaining chief editors thank Uwe for his work over the last year and regret that he has stepped down for personal reasons.

Recent papers
25 Jun 2019
Early summer hydroclimatic signals are captured well by tree-ring earlywood width in the eastern Qinling Mountains, central China
Yesi Zhao, Jiangfeng Shi, Shiyuan Shi, Xiaoqi Ma, Weijie Zhang, Bowen Wang, Xuguang Sun, Huayu Lu, and Achim Bräuning
Clim. Past, 15, 1113-1131, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1113-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1113-2019, 2019
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20 Jun 2019
Water isotopes – climate relationships for the mid-Holocene and pre-industrial period simulated with an isotope-enabled version of MPI-ESM
Alexandre Cauquoin, Martin Werner, and Gerrit Lohmann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-72,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-72, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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20 Jun 2019
Holocene and Common Era sea level changes in the Makassar Strait, Indonesia
Maren Bender, Thomas Mann, Paolo Stocchi, Dominik Kneer, Tilo Schöne, Jamaluddin Jompa, and Alessio Rovere
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-63,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-63, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 1 comment)
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20 Jun 2019
Millennial-scale variations of sedimentary oxygenation in the western subtropical North Pacific and its links to the North Atlantic climate
Jianjun Zou, Xuefa Shi, Aimei Zhu, Selvaraj Kandasamy, Xun Gong, Lester Lembke-Jene, Min-Te Chen, Yonghua Wu, Shulan Ge, Yanguang Liu, Xinru Xue, Gerrit Lohmann, and Ralf Tiedemann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-70,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-70, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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19 Jun 2019
Evidence for fire in the Pliocene Arctic in response to amplified temperature
Tamara L. Fletcher, Lisa Warden, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, Kendrick J. Brown, Natalia Rybczynski, John C. Gosse, and Ashley P. Ballantyne
Clim. Past, 15, 1063-1081, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1063-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1063-2019, 2019
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Highlight articles
04 Jun 2019
Glacial CO2 decrease and deep-water deoxygenation by iron fertilization from glaciogenic dust
Akitomo Yamamoto, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Rumi Ohgaito, Akinori Ito, and Akira Oka
Clim. Past, 15, 981-996, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-981-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-981-2019, 2019
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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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