Dating historical droughts from religious ceremonies, the international pro pluvia rogation database



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García Herrera, Ricardo (2021) Dating historical droughts from religious ceremonies, the international pro pluvia rogation database. Scientific data, 8 (1). ISSN 2052-4463

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Climate proxy data are required for improved understanding of climate variability and change in the pre-instrumental period. We present the frst international initiative to compile and share information on pro pluvia rogation ceremonies, which is a well-studied proxy of agricultural drought. Currently, the database has more than 3500 dates of celebration of rogation ceremonies, providing information for 153 locations across 11 countries spanning the period from 1333 to 1949. This product provides data for better understanding of the pre-instrumental drought variability, validating natural proxies and model simulations, and multi-proxy rainfall reconstructions, amongst other climatic exercises. The database is freely available and can be easily accessed and visualized via

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© Te Author(s) 2021. Artículo firmado por 17 autores. This work was supported by the research projects CGL2017-82216-R, PCI2019-103631 and PID2019- 108589RA-100 financed by the Spanish Commission of Science and Technology and FEDER; CROSSDRO project fnanced by the AXIS (Assessment of Cross (X)- sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation), and JPI-Climate co-funded call of the European Commission and INDECIS which is part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate, and funded by FORMAS (SE), DLR (DE), BMWFW (AT), IFD (DK), MINECO (ES), ANR (FR) with co-funding by the European Union (Grant 690462). Te research of Nieves Bravo-Paredes has been supported by the predoctoral fellowship PRE2018-084897 from Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades) of the Spanish Government. Te Portuguese data search stems partly from the project KlimHist, fnanced by FCT (PTDC/AAC–CLI/119078/2010).

Uncontrolled Keywords:Iberian peninsula; Reconstruction; Climate; Spain; Water; Variability; Severity; Atlantic; Extremes; Yield
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:67970
Deposited On:28 Sep 2021 08:13
Last Modified:28 Sep 2021 10:00

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