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 recue techniques and prodedures. Quality control and homogenisation methods. Development of high-quality climate data sets and products
Degree program in geography and related fields. PhD training and mentoring and URV-supported Martí-Franquès grants programme
Uncertainties in Ensembles of Regional Reanalyses (UERRA)
European Research Area for Climate Services (ERA4CS). WMO Medare iniciative
Capacity building on data rescue, high-quality climate datasets development and climate extreme analysis.
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.
Lundstad E.et al. 2023.
The global historical climate database HCLIM
Sci Data 10, 44, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01919-w
Bedoya-Valestt S. et al. 2022.
Opposite trends of sea-breeze speeds and gusts in Eastern Spain, 1961–2019.
Climate Dynamics , DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06473-0
Utrabo-Carazo E.et al. 2022.
Wind stilling ceased in the Iberian Peninsula since the 2000s.
Atmospheric Research, Volume 272, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106153
Vegas-Vilarrúbia T. et al. 2022.
Regional precipitation trends since 1500 CE, reconstructed from calcite sublayers of a varved Mediterranean lake record (Central Pyrenees).
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT 153773-153773, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153773