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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 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
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.

13 May 2019 Laurie Menviel – new CP co-editor-in-chief

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Laurie Menviel, editorial board member of Climate of the Past, has been appointed CP co-editor-in-chief by the EGU council during the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna. Laurie is taking over from our colleague Uwe Mikolajewicz and will represent the "modelling side" of the journal. Welcome Laurie!

13 May 2019 Laurie Menviel – new CP co-editor-in-chief

We are pleased to announce that our colleague Laurie Menviel, editorial board member of Climate of the Past, has been appointed CP co-editor-in-chief by the EGU council during the EGU General Assembly 2019 in Vienna. Laurie is taking over from our colleague Uwe Mikolajewicz and will represent the "modelling side" of the journal. Welcome Laurie!

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.

Recent papers
20 May 2019
A dynamical reconstruction of the Last Glacial Maximum ocean state constrained by global oxygen isotope data
Charlotte Breitkreuz, André Paul, and Michael Schulz
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-52,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-52, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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16 May 2019
Varying regional δ18O–temperature relationship in high-resolution stable water isotopes from east Greenland
Christian Holme, Vasileios Gkinis, Mika Lanzky, Valerie Morris, Martin Olesen, Abigail Thayer, Bruce H. Vaughn, and Bo M. Vinther
Clim. Past, 15, 893-912, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-893-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-893-2019, 2019
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15 May 2019
Sensitivity to species selection indicates the effect of nuisance variables on marine microfossil transfer functions
Lukas Jonkers and Michal Kučera
Clim. Past, 15, 881-891, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-881-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-881-2019, 2019
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09 May 2019
Anoxia and salinity changes: a new Permian catastrophe record
Marlise C. Cassel, Ernesto L. C. Lavina, Joice Cagliari, René Rodrigues, and Egberto Pereira
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-46,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-46, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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06 May 2019
NALPS19: Sub-orbital scale climate variability recorded in Northern Alpine speleothems during the last glacial period
Gina E. Moseley, Christoph Spötl, Susanne Brandstätter, Tobias Erhardt, Marc Luetscher, and R. Lawrence Edwards
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-44,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-44, 2019
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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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