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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.

CP per-paper APC pilot 2021
To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP from 1 January 2021. The standard fee will be €1,600 net, independent of the article length. Please find further information about this pilot.
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14 Apr 2021 Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core

Using the temperature-dependent solubility of noble gases in ocean water, the authors reconstruct global mean ocean temperature (MOT) over the last 700 kyr using noble gas ratios in air enclosed in polar ice cores.

14 Apr 2021 Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core

Using the temperature-dependent solubility of noble gases in ocean water, the authors reconstruct global mean ocean temperature (MOT) over the last 700 kyr using noble gas ratios in air enclosed in polar ice cores.

03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.

03 Dec 2020 EGU journals CP and GMD start a per-paper APC pilot

To help authors know the article processing charges (APCs) levied for their final journal article already from submission, the EGU and Copernicus test a per-paper APC model for manuscripts submitted to CP and GMD from 1 January 2021.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Recent papers
07 May 2021
Large-scale climate signals of a European oxygen isotope network from tree rings
Daniel F. Balting, Monica Ionita, Martin Wegmann, Gerhard Helle, Gerhard H. Schleser, Norel Rimbu, Mandy B. Freund, Ingo Heinrich, Diana Caldarescu, and Gerrit Lohmann
Clim. Past, 17, 1005–1023, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1005-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1005-2021, 2021
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05 May 2021
Comparison of the oxygen isotope signatures in speleothem records and iHadCM3 model simulations for the last millennium
Janica C. Bühler, Carla Roesch, Moritz Kirschner, Louise Sime, Max D. Holloway, and Kira Rehfeld
Clim. Past, 17, 985–1004, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-985-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-985-2021, 2021
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05 May 2021
Reconstruction and analysis of extreme drought and flood events in the Hanjiang River basin since 1426
Xiaodan Zhang, Guoyu Ren, Yuda Yang, He Bing, Zhixin Hao, and Panfeng Zhang
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-43,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-43, 2021
Preprint under review for CP (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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03 May 2021
CHELSA-TraCE21k v1.0. Downscaled transient temperature and precipitation data since the last glacial maximum
Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Michael P. Nobis, Signe Normand, Catherine H. Graham, and Niklaus E. Zimmermann
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-30,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-30, 2021
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03 May 2021
Dating of an East Antarctic ice core (GV7) by high resolution chemical stratigraphies
Raffaello Nardin, Mirko Severi, Alessandra Amore, Silvia Becagli, Francois Burgay, Laura Caiazzo, Virginia Ciardini, Giuliano Dreossi, Massimo Frezzotti, Sang-Bum Hong, Ishaq Khan, Bianca Maria Narcisi, Marco Proposito, Claudio Scarchilli, Enricomaria Selmo, Andrea Spolaor, Barbara Stenni, and Rita Traversi
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-44,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-44, 2021
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Highlight articles
30 Apr 2021
On the phenomenon of the blue sun
Nellie Wullenweber, Anna Lange, Alexei Rozanov, and Christian von Savigny
Clim. Past, 17, 969–983, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-969-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-969-2021, 2021
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14 Apr 2021
Snapshots of mean ocean temperature over the last 700 000 years using noble gases in the EPICA Dome C ice core
Marcel Haeberli, Daniel Baggenstos, Jochen Schmitt, Markus Grimmer, Adrien Michel, Thomas Kellerhals, and Hubertus Fischer
Clim. Past, 17, 843–867, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-843-2021, 2021
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04 Mar 2021
Cryptotephra from the Icelandic Veiðivötn 1477 CE eruption in a Greenland ice core: confirming the dating of volcanic events in the 1450s CE and assessing the eruption's climatic impact
Peter M. Abbott, Gill Plunkett, Christophe Corona, Nathan J. Chellman, Joseph R. McConnell, John R. Pilcher, Markus Stoffel, and Michael Sigl
Clim. Past, 17, 565–585, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-565-2021, 2021
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25 Feb 2021
Lower oceanic δ13C during the last interglacial period compared to the Holocene
Shannon A. Bengtson, Laurie C. Menviel, Katrin J. Meissner, Lise Missiaen, Carlye D. Peterson, Lorraine E. Lisiecki, and Fortunat Joos
Clim. Past, 17, 507–528, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-507-2021, 2021
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19 Feb 2021
Long-term global ground heat flux and continental heat storage from geothermal data
Francisco José Cuesta-Valero, Almudena García-García, Hugo Beltrami, J. Fidel González-Rouco, and Elena García-Bustamante
Clim. Past, 17, 451–468, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-451-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-451-2021, 2021
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