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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Research

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.

Consulting

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

Latest Publications

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Vegas-Vilarrúbia, T. et al. 2020.

Modern Analogue Approach Applied to High-Resolution Varved Sediments–A Synthesis for Lake Montcortès (Central Pyrenees)

Quaternary 2020, 3, 1. DOI:10.3390/quat3010001

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C. D. Hewitt et al. 2019.

Making society climate-resilient: international progress under the Global Framework for Climate Services

Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0211.1

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Brönnimann, S. et al. 2019.

Unlocking pre-1850 instrumental meteorological records: A global inventory.

Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0 DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0040.1

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Slivinski LC et al. 2019.

Towards a more reliable historical reanalysis: Improvements for version 3 of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis system

Q J R Meteorol Soc. 2019; 145: 2876– 2908. DOI:10.1002/qj.3598

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