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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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 Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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.)
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 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
NCA 4: Climate Change Impacts in the United States (Volume I) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 3, 2017 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
NCA 4: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (Volume II) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 23, 2018 Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)
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
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Thermodynamic and Dynamic Mechanisms for Large-Scale Changes in the Hydrological Cycle in Response to Global Warming American Meteorological Society Apr 29, 2010 Richard Seager, Naomi Naik, Gabriel A. Vecchi
Global Warming–Induced Changes in El Niño Teleconnections over the North Pacific and North America American Meteorological Society Sep 11, 2014 Zhen-Qiang Zhou, Shang-Ping Xie, Xiao-Tong Zheng, Qinyu Liu, and Hai Wang
Dynamically Derived Tropical Cyclone Intensity Changes over the Western North Pacific American Meteorological Society Jan 4, 2012 Liguang Wu and Haikun Zhao
Simulated Arctic Ocean freshwater budgets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries American Meteorological Society Feb 16, 2010 Marika M. Holland, Joel Finnis, Mark C. Serreze
Thermodynamic and Dynamic Mechanisms for Large-Scale Changes in the Hydrological Cycle in Response to Global Warming American Meteorological Society Apr 29, 2010 Richard Seager, Naomi Naik, Gabriel A. Vecchi
Global Warming–Induced Changes in El Niño Teleconnections over the North Pacific and North America American Meteorological Society Sep 11, 2014 Zhen-Qiang Zhou, Shang-Ping Xie, Xiao-Tong Zheng, Qinyu Liu, and Hai Wang
Temperature and Precipitation Trends in California: Global Warming and Pacific Ocean Influences American Meteorological Society Jan 1, 2011 Steve Ladochy, Pedro Ramirez, Dan Killam, Ann Bui, William Patzert, Josh Willis
Consensus on Climate Trends in Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclones American Meteorological Society Nov 12, 2012 Nam-Young Kang and James B. Elsner
Climate-Driven Variability and Trends in Mountain Snowpack in Western North America American Meteorological Society Dec 1, 2006 Philip Mote
Thermodynamic and Dynamic Mechanisms for Large-Scale Changes in the Hydrological Cycle in Response to Global Warming American Meteorological Society Apr 29, 2010 Richard Seager, Naomi Naik, Gabriel A. Vecchi
21st Century Changes in U.S. Regional Heavy Precipitation Frequency Based on Resolved Atmospheric Patterns American Meteorological Society Dec 21, 2016 Xiang Gao, C. Adam Schlosser, Paul O’Gorman, Erwan Monier, and Dara Entekhabi
Climate-Driven Variability and Trends in Mountain Snowpack in Western North America American Meteorological Society Dec 1, 2006 Philip Mote
Twenty-first century Arctic climate change American Meteorological Society Apr 10, 2012 Stephen J. Vavrus, Marika M. Holland, Alexandra Jahn, David A. Bailey, and Benjamin A. Blazey
Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms American Meteorological Society May 15, 2012 Kenneth E. Kunkel, Thomas R. Karl, Harold Brooks, James Kossin, Jay H. Lawrimore, Derek Arndt, Lance Bosart, David Changnon, Susan L. Cutter, Nolan Doesken, Kerry Emanuel et al
Assessing the Importance of Prominent Warm SST Anomalies over the Midlatitude North Pacific in Forcing Large-Scale Atmospheric Anomalies during 2011 Summer and Autumn American Meteorological Society May 29, 2014 Satoru Okajima, Hisashi Nakamura, Kazuaki Nishii, Takafumi Miyasaka, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida
Changes in U.S. East Coast Cyclone Dynamics with Climate Change* American Meteorological Society Jan 21, 2015 Christopher G. Marciano, Gary M. Lackmann, and Walter A. Robinson
Expansion of the Southern Hemisphere Hadley Cell in Response to Greenhouse Gas Forcing American Meteorological Society Oct 15, 2015 H. Nguyen, C. Lucas, A. Evans, B. Timbal, and L. Hanson
Changes in continental freshwater discharge from 1948 to 2004 American Meteorological Society Feb 16, 2010 Aiguo Dai, Taotao Qian, Kevin E. Trenberth, and John D. Milliman
Increasing Daily Precipitation Intensity Associated with Warmer Air Temperatures over Northern Eurasia American Meteorological Society Jan 11, 2016 Hengchun Ye, Eric J. Fetzer, Ali Behrangi, Sun Wong, Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, Crysti Y. Wang, Judah Cohen, and Brandi L. Gamelin
Monitoring and Understanding Trends in Extreme Storms American Meteorological Society May 15, 2012 Kenneth E. Kunkel, Thomas R. Karl, Harold Brooks, James Kossin, Jay H. Lawrimore, Derek Arndt, Lance Bosart, David Changnon, Susan L. Cutter, Nolan Doesken, Kerry Emanuel et al

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