Science Sources

Search the database below for peer-reviewed studies and organizational reports documenting climate change trends. (Note: The database does not include studies on projected, or future change.) For studies that specifically identify the fingerprint of climate change on observed trends and events, visit Science Sources: Detection and Attribution.

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NCA 4: Climate Change Impacts in the United States U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 3, 2017 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
Attribution of Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
Un/natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change World Meteorological Organization Oct 28, 2016 Susan Joy Hassol, Simon Torok, Sophie Lewis, and Patrick Luganda
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change The National Academies Press Mar 11, 2016 Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall Shepherd
IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press Sep 1, 2013 Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)
Title Source Datesort ascending Author(s)
Anthropogenic influences on major tropical cyclone events Nature Nov 14, 2018 Christina M. Patricola, Michael F. Wehner
The unequal vulnerability of communities of color to wildfire PLOS ONE Nov 2, 2018 Ian P. Davies, Ryan D. Haugo, James C. Robertson, Phillip S. Levin
Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition Nature Nov 1, 2018 L. Resplandy, R. F. Keeling, Y. Eddebbar, M. K. Brooks, R. Wang, L. Bopp, M. C. Long, J. P. Dunne, W. Koeve, A. Oschlies
Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition Nature Nov 1, 2018 L. Resplandy, R. F. Keeling, Y. Eddebbar, M. K. Brooks, R. Wang, L. Bopp, M. C. Long, J. P. Dunne, W. Koeve, A. Oschlies
Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification Science Advances Oct 31, 2018 Michael E. Mann, Stefan Rahmstorf, Kai Kornhuber, Byron A. Steinman, Sonya K. Miller, Stefan Petri, Dim Coumou
Climate change causes upslope shifts and mountaintop extirpations in a tropical bird community Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 29, 2018 Benjamin G. Freeman, Micah N. Scholer, Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez, John W. Fitzpatrick
The Ice‐Ocean governor: ice‐ocean stress feedback limits Beaufort Gyre spin up Geophysical Research Letters Oct 17, 2018 Gianluca Meneghello, John Marshall, Jean‐Michel Campin, Edward Doddridge, Mary‐Louise Timmermans
Spatial trends in United States tornado frequency npj Climate and Atmospheric Science Oct 17, 2018 Vittorio A. Gensini, Harold E. Brooks
Dominant effect of relative tropical Atlantic warming on major hurricane occurrence Science Sep 27, 2018 H. Murakami, E. Levin, T. L. Delworth, R. Gudgel, P.-C. Hsu
Dominant effect of relative tropical Atlantic warming on major hurricane occurrence Science Sep 27, 2018 H. Murakami, E. Levin, T. L. Delworth, R. Gudgel, P.-C. Hsu
Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome Nature Sep 26, 2018 Anne D. Bjorkman, Isla H. Myers-Smith, Sarah C. Elmendorf et al
Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome Nature Sep 26, 2018 Anne D. Bjorkman, Isla H. Myers-Smith, Sarah C. Elmendorf et al
North American weather regimes are becoming more persistent: Is Arctic amplification a factor? Geophysical Research Letters Sep 25, 2018 Jennifer A. Francis, Natasa Skific, Stephen J. Vavrus
North American weather regimes are becoming more persistent: Is Arctic amplification a factor? Geophysical Research Letters Sep 25, 2018 Jennifer A. Francis, Natasa Skific, Stephen J. Vavrus
Recent Southern Ocean warming and freshening driven by greenhouse gas emissions and ozone depletion Nature Geoscience Sep 24, 2018 Neil C. Swart, Sarah T. Gille, John C. Fyfe, Nathan P. Gillett
Disproportionate magnitude of climate change in United States national parks Environmental Research Letters Sep 24, 2018 Patrick Gonzalez, Fuyao Wang, Michael Notaro, Daniel J Vimont, John W Williams
Recent intensification of Amazon flooding extremes driven by strengthened Walker circulation Science Advances Sep 19, 2018 Jonathan Barichivich, Emanuel Gloor, Philippe Peylin, Roel J. W. Brienen, Jochen Schöngart, Jhan Carlo Espinoza, Kanhu C. Pattnayak
Massive destabilization of an Arctic ice cap Earth and Planetary Science Letters Sep 19, 2018 Michael J. Willis, Whyjay Zheng, William J. Durkin IV, Matthew E. Pritchard, Joan M. Ramage, Julian A. Dowdeswell, Toby J. Benham, Robin P. Bassford, Leigh A. Stearns, Andrey F. Glazovsky, Yuri Y. Macheret, Claire C. Porter
The human influence on Hurricane Florence Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences Sep 12, 2018 Kevin Reed, Alyssa Stansfield, Michael Wehner, and Colin Zarzycki
On the causes of declining Colorado River streamflows Water Resources Research Aug 30, 2018 Mu Xiao, Bradley Udall, Dennis P. Lettenmaier

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