Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Clim. Past, 17, 913–927, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-913-2021

Special issue: Droughts over centuries: what can documentary evidence tell...

Clim. Past, 17, 913–927, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-913-2021
Research article
23 Apr 2021
Research article | 23 Apr 2021

Controlling water infrastructure and codifying water knowledge: institutional responses to severe drought in Barcelona (1620–1650)

Santiago Gorostiza et al.

Related authors

Statistical reconstruction of daily temperature and sea level pressure in Europe for the severe winter 1788/89
Duncan Pappert, Mariano Barriendos, Yuri Brugnara, Noemi Imfeld, Sylvie Jourdain, Rajmund Przybylak, Christian Rohr, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 18, 2545–2565, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2545-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2545-2022, 2022
Short summary
Enhanced flood hazard assessment beyond decadal climate cycles based on centennial historical data (Duero basin, Spain)
Gerardo Benito, Olegario Castillo, Juan A. Ballesteros-Cánovas, Maria Machado, and Mariano Barriendos
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 6107–6132, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6107-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-6107-2021, 2021
Short summary
Rogation ceremonies: a key to understanding past drought variability in northeastern Spain since 1650
Ernesto Tejedor, Martín de Luis, Mariano Barriendos, José María Cuadrat, Jürg Luterbacher, and Miguel Ángel Saz
Clim. Past, 15, 1647–1664, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1647-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1647-2019, 2019
Short summary
Influence of solar forcing, climate variability and modes of low-frequency atmospheric variability on summer floods in Switzerland
J. C. Peña, L. Schulte, A. Badoux, M. Barriendos, and A. Barrera-Escoda
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3807–3827, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3807-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-3807-2015, 2015
Short summary
A collection of sub-daily pressure and temperature observations for the early instrumental period with a focus on the "year without a summer" 1816
Y. Brugnara, R. Auchmann, S. Brönnimann, R. J. Allan, I. Auer, M. Barriendos, H. Bergström, J. Bhend, R. Brázdil, G. P. Compo, R. C. Cornes, F. Dominguez-Castro, A. F. V. van Engelen, J. Filipiak, J. Holopainen, S. Jourdain, M. Kunz, J. Luterbacher, M. Maugeri, L. Mercalli, A. Moberg, C. J. Mock, G. Pichard, L. Řezníčková, G. van der Schrier, V. Slonosky, Z. Ustrnul, M. A. Valente, A. Wypych, and X. Yin
Clim. Past, 11, 1027–1047, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1027-2015,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1027-2015, 2015
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Proxy Use-Development-Validation | Archive: Historical Records | Timescale: Centennial-Decadal
Pre-industrial temperature variability on the Swiss Plateau derived from the instrumental daily series of Bern and Zurich
Yuri Brugnara, Chantal Hari, Lucas Pfister, Veronika Valler, and Stefan Brönnimann
Clim. Past, 18, 2357–2379, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2357-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2357-2022, 2022
Short summary
Is it possible to estimate aerosol optical depth from historic colour paintings?
Christian von Savigny, Anna Lange, Anne Hemkendreis, Christoph G. Hoffmann, and Alexei Rozanov
Clim. Past, 18, 2345–2356, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2345-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2345-2022, 2022
Short summary
Meteorological and climatological triggers of notable past and present bark beetle outbreaks in the Czech Republic
Rudolf Brázdil, Petr Zahradník, Péter Szabó, Kateřina Chromá, Petr Dobrovolný, Lukáš Dolák, Miroslav Trnka, Jan Řehoř, and Silvie Suchánková
Clim. Past, 18, 2155–2180, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2155-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-2155-2022, 2022
Short summary
Quantifying and reducing researcher subjectivity in the generation of climate indices from documentary sources
George C. D. Adamson, David J. Nash, and Stefan W. Grab
Clim. Past, 18, 1071–1081, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1071-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1071-2022, 2022
Short summary
Documentary-based climate reconstructions in the Czech Lands 1501–2020 CE and their European context
Rudolf Brázdil, Petr Dobrovolný, Jiří Mikšovský, Petr Pišoft, Miroslav Trnka, Martin Možný, and Jan Balek
Clim. Past, 18, 935–959, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-935-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-935-2022, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Adamson, G. C. D.: Private diaries as information sources in climate research, WIRES Clim. Chang., 6, 599–611, https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.365, 2015. 
Barriendos, M.: El clima historico de Catalunya (siglos XIV-XIX). Fuentes, métodos y primeros resultados, Rev. Geogr., 30–31, 69–96, 1996. 
Barriendos, M.: Climatic variations in the Iberian Peninsula during the late Maunder minimum (AD 1675-1715): An analysis of data from rogation ceremonies, Holocene, 7, 105–111, https://doi.org/10.1177/095968369700700110, 1997. 
Barriendos, M.: Historical drought in Barcelona (Spain) dataset, Zenodo, https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4695361, 2021. 
Barriendos, M. and Martin-Vide, J.: Secular climatic oscillations as indicated by catastrophic floods in the Spanish Mediterranean coastal area (14th-19th centuries), Clim. Change, 38, 473–491, https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005343828552, 1998. 
Download
Short summary
How did cities respond to drought during the 17th century? This article studies the strategies followed by the city government of Barcelona during the severely dry period from 1620 to 1650. Beyond the efforts to expand urban water supply sources and to improve the maintenance of the system, the city government decided to compile knowledge about water infrastructure into a book and to restrict access to it. This management strategy aimed to increase the city's control over water.