Climatic Change

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 201–221 | Cite as

The use of rogation ceremony records in climatic reconstruction: a case study from Catalonia (Spain)

  • Javier Martín-Vide
  • Mariano Barriendos Vallvé


The use of rogation ceremonies due to environmental causes constitutes an important source of information in paleoclimatic reconstructions. Their specific characteristics and full documental records permit highly reliable series to be reconstructed with daily, monthly, seasonal or annual resolution over periods of several centuries (3–4 centuries in the case of Catalonia). The levels of intensity, reflected in the type of religious ceremony enacted, allows quantification. Comparative analysis is made possible by the similarity of the mechanisms developed in different localities. The use of these series in paleoclimatological studies is a promising line of research, particularly as regards the “pro pluvia” rogations celebrated in the Mediterranean countries and in South America.


Comparative Analysis Mediterranean Country Religious Ceremony Climatic Reconstruction Promising Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Martín-Vide
    • 1
  • Mariano Barriendos Vallvé
    • 1
  1. 1.Group of Climatology, Department of Physical GeographyUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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