C3 a brief presentation

The Centre for Climate Change (C3), set up in late 2008 at the Campus de les Terres de l'Ebre by the University Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), is focused on researching, outreaching and knowledge transferring in the fields of climate reconstruction and analysis. The specific activities include high-quality climate datasets development (comprising data rescue procedures and research on homogenization methods) and climate variability and change assessments (particularly climate change detection) at different spatial (from local to global) and temporal (from sub-daily to annual) scales.

  • Data rescue
  • Data digitisation
  • Data quality control
  • Data homogenisation
  • Climate reconstructions
  • Climate analisys
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Data recue techniques and prodedures. Quality control and homogenisation methods. Development of high-quality climate data sets and products

Higher education

Degree program in geography and related fields. PhD training and mentoring and URV-supported Martí-Franquès grants programme

Research projects

Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional Reanalyses (UERRA)
European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS). WMO Medare iniciative

Capacity development

Capacity building on data rescue, high-quality climate datasets development and climate extreme analysis.

Outreach activities

Instrumental climate recontructions. Climate variability analisys. Climate change detection studies.


Advisory and consultancy on C3's research topics to national meteorological and hydrological services and other agencies.

Latest Publications


Rocha F.M. et al. 2021.

WMO Evaluation of Two Extreme High Temperatures Occurring in February 2020 for the Antarctic Peninsula Region.

Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0040.1


Perez-Burillo J.et al. 2021.

DNA metabarcoding reveals differences in distribution patterns and ecological preferences among genetic variants within some key freshwater diatom species.

Science of The Total Environment Available online 20 July 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149029


Corella J.P.et al. 2021.

A 1400-years flood frequency reconstruction for the Basque country (N Spain): Integrating geological, historical and instrumental datasets.

Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 262 Published: 15 June 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.106963


Domonkos P.et al. 2021.

Efficiency of time series homogenization: method comparison with 12 monthly temperature test datasets.

Journal of Climate, Published-online: 13 Jan 2021, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0611.1


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