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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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.)
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
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
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
Attribution of Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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
Title Source Datesort descending Author(s)
Shrinkage of Sperry and Grinnell Glaciers, Glacier National Park, Montana Geographical Review Jan 1, 1948 James Dyson
A possible response of the atmospheric Hadley circulation to equatorial anomalies of ocean temperature Tellus Nov 1, 1966 Bjerknes, J.
The dependence of hurricane intensity on climate Nature Apr 8, 1987 Kerry Emanuel
The 1988 US drought linked to anomalous sea surface temperature Nature Mar 2, 1989 T. N. Palmer, Č. Branković
Potential evapotranspiration and the likelihood of future drought Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Jun 20, 1990 Rind, D., Goldberg, R., Hansen, J., Rosenzweig, C., Ruedy, R.
Winter ticks on moose and other ungulates: factors influencing their population size Alces Apr 1, 1991 Samuel, W. M., & Welch, Dwight A.
“Recent warming”: ice core evidence from tropical ice cores with emphasis on Central Asia Global and Planetary Change May 1, 1993 L.G. Thompson, E.Mosley-Thompson, M.Davis, P.N.Lin, T.Yao, M.Dyurgerov J.Dai
The Association between Extremes in North American Snow Cover Extent and United States Temperatures AMS: Journal of Climate Jul 1, 1993 Daniel J. Leathers and Dayid A. Robinson
Frequency of Heavy Rainfall Events in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1900 to 1991 Southeastern Geographer Nov 1, 1993 Barry D. Keim, Robert A. Muller
Towards the detection and attribution of an anthropogenic effect on climate Climate Dynamics Dec 1, 1995 Benjamin D. Santer, Karl E. Taylor, Tom M. L. Wigley, Joyce E. Penner, Philip D. Jones, Ulrich Cubasch
Natural and anthropogenic changes in atmospheric CO2 over the last 1000 years from air in Antarctic ice and firn Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Feb 1, 1996 Etheridge, D. M., Steele, L. P., Langenfelds, R. L., Francey, R. J., Barnola, J.‐M., Morgan, V. I.
Impacts and Responses to the 1995 Heat Wave: A Call to Action Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jul 1, 1996 Stanley A. Changnon, Kenneth E. Kunkel, and Beth C. Reinke
The July 1995 Heat Wave in the Midwest: A Climatic Perspective and Critical Weather Factors Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jul 1, 1996 Kunkel, K. E., S. A. Changnon, B. C. Reinke, and R. W. Arritt
A search for human influences on the thermal structure of the atmosphere Nature Jul 4, 1996 B. D. Santer, K. E. Taylor, T. M. L. Wigley, T. C. Johns, P. D. Jones, D. J. Karoly, J. F. B. Mitchell, A. H. Oort, J. E. Penner, V. Ramaswamy, M. D. Schwarzkopf, R. J. Stouffer, S. Tett
Heat-Related Deaths during the July 1995 Heat Wave in Chicago The New England Journal of Medicine Jul 11, 1996 Jan C. Semenza, Ph.D., M.P.H., Carol H. Rubin, D.V.M., M.P.H., Kenneth H. Falter, Ph.D., Joel D. Selanikio, M.D., W. Dana Flanders, M.D., D.Sc., Holly L. Howe, Ph.D., and John L. Wilhelm, M.D., M.P.H.
Detecting Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climate Change with an Optimal Fingerprint Method AMS Journal of Climate Oct 1, 1996 Hegerl, G.C., H.v. Storch, K. Hasselmann, B.D. Santer, U. Cubasch, and P.D. Jones
The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave: How Likely Is a Recurrence? Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Dec 3, 1996 Thomas R. Karl and Richard W. Knight
Multi-fingerprint detection and attribution analysis of greenhouse gas, greenhouse gas-plus-aerosol and solar forced climate change Climate Dynamics Jan 27, 1997 G. C. Hegerl, K. Hasselmann, U. Cubasch, J. F. B. Mitchell, E. Roeckner, R. Voss, J. Waszkewitz
Multi-fingerprint detection and attribution analysis of greenhouse gas, greenhouse gas-plus-aerosol and solar forced climate change Climate Dynamics Jan 27, 1997 G. C. Hegerl, K. Hasselmann, U. Cubasch, J. F. B. Mitchell, E. Roeckner, R. Voss, J. Waszkewitz
Maximum and Minimum Temperature Trends for the Globe Science Jul 18, 1997 David R. Easterling, Briony Horton, Philip D. Jones, Thomas C. Peterson, Thomas R. Karl, David E. Parker, M. James Salinger, Vyacheslav Razuvayev, Neil Plummer, Paul Jamason, Christopher K. Folland

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