Science Sources: Fingerprints Everywhere

The study database presented here includes the 214 detection and attribution studies identified in the following report: Fingerprints Everywhere: Review and Analysis of Detection and Attribution Studies Finding the Fingerprint of Climate Change in US and Global Trends and Events. The report, available here, was published in September 2018.

To search or browse an updating database of detection and attribution studies, including studies published since September 2018, visit Science Sources: Detection and Attribution, or learn more about detection and attribution studies.

Title Source Datesort descending Author(s)
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
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
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
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
Detecting climate signals in the surface temperature record AMS Journal of Climate Apr 1, 1998 Gerald R. North and Mark J. Stevens
Causes of twentieth-century temperature change near the Earth's surface Nature Jun 10, 1999 Simon F. B. Tett, Peter A. Stott, Myles R. Allen, William J. Ingram, John F. B. Mitchell
Are observed decadal changes in intermediate water masses a signature of anthropogenic climate change? Geophysical Research Letters Sep 15, 2000 Helene T. Banks, Richard A. Wood, Jonathan M. Gregory, Timothy C. Johns, Gareth S. Jones
Attribution of twentieth century temperature change to natural and anthropogenic causes Climate Dynamics Jan 1, 2001 P. A. Stott, S. F. B. Tett, G. S. Jones, M. R. Allen, W. J. Ingram, J. F. B. Mitchell
Detection of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the World's Oceans Science Apr 13, 2001 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Reiner Schnur
Anthropogenic Warming of Earth's Climate System Science Apr 13, 2001 Sydney Levitus, John I. Antonov, Julian Wang, Thomas L. Delworth, Keith W. Dixon, Anthony J. Broccoli
Increasing risk of great floods in a changing climate Nature Jan 31, 2002 P. C. D. Milly, R. T. Wetherald, K. A. Dunne & T. L. Delworth
Global ocean warming tied to anthropogenic forcing Geophysical Research Letters Jun 1, 2002 Reichert, Bernhard K.; Schnur, Reiner; Bengtsson, Lennart
Estimation of natural and anthropogenic contributions to twentieth century temperature change Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Aug 27, 2002 Simon F. B. Tett, Gareth S. Jones, Peter A. Stott, David C. Hill, John F. B. Mitchell, Myles R. Allen, William J. Ingram, Tim C. Johns, Colin E. Johnson, Andy Jones, David L. Roberts, David M. H. Sexton, Margaret J. Woodage
Toward Regional-Scale Climate Change Detection AMS Journal of Climate Mar 1, 2003 Francis W. Zwiers and Xuebin Zhang
Causes of atmospheric temperature change 1960–2000: A combined attribution analysis Geophysical Research Letters Mar 11, 2003 Gareth S. Jones, Simon F. B. Tett, Peter A. Stott
Detection of human influence on sea-level pressure Nature Mar 20, 2003 Nathan P. Gillett, Francis W. Zwiers, Andrew J. Weaver, Peter A. Stott
Attribution of regional‐scale temperature changes to anthropogenic and natural causes Geophysical Research Letters Jul 16, 2003 Peter A. Stott
Contributions of Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing to Recent Tropopause Height Changes Science Jul 25, 2003 B. D. Santer, M. F. Wehner, T. M. L. Wigley, R. Sausen, G. A. Meehl, K. E. Taylor, C. Ammann, J. Arblaster, W. M. Washington, J. S. Boyle, W. Brüggemann
Detection of a Human Influence on North American Climate Science Nov 14, 2003 David J. Karoly, Karl Braganza, Peter A. Stott, Julie M. Arblaster, Gerald A. Meehl, Anthony J. Broccoli, Keith W. Dixon
Detection of changes in temperature extremes during the second half of the 20th century Geophysical Research Letters Oct 26, 2005 Christidis, Nikolaos, Stott, Peter A., Brown, Simon, Hegerl, Gabriele C., Caesar, John

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