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 Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
A stratospheric pathway linking a colder Siberia to Barents-Kara Sea sea ice loss Science Advances Jul 25, 2018 Pengfei Zhang, Yutian Wu, Isla R. Simpson, Karen L. Smith, Xiangdong Zhang, Bithi De, Patrick Callaghan
Human-caused Indo-Pacific warm pool expansion Science Advances Jul 1, 2016 Evan Weller, Seung-Ki Min, Wenju Cai, Francis W. Zwiers, Yeon-Hee Kim, Donghyun Lee
Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events Scientific Reports Mar 27, 2017 Michael E. Mann, Stefan Rahmstorf, Kai Kornhuber, Byron A. Steinman, Sonya K. Miller, Dim Coumou
Multi-model attribution of upper-ocean temperature changes using an isothermal approach Scientific Reports Jun 1, 2016 Evan Weller, Seung-Ki Min, Matthew D. Palmer, Donghyun Lee, Bo Young Yim, Sang-Wook Yeh
Widespread persistent changes to temperature extremes occurred earlier than predicted Scientific Reports Jan 17, 2018 Chao Li, Yuanyuan Fang, Ken Caldeira, Xuebin Zhang, Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Anna M. Michalak
One hundred years of Arctic surface temperature variation due to anthropogenic influence Scientific Reports Sep 12, 2013 John C. Fyfe, Knut von Salzen, Nathan P. Gillett, Vivek K. Arora, Gregory M. Flato, Joseph R. McConnell
Attribution of climate effects on Hurricane Harvey's extreme rainfall in Texas Submitted: Environmental Research Letters Apr 4, 2018 S.-Y. Simon Wang, Lin Zhao, Jin-Ho Yoon, Phil Klotzbach, and Robert R. Gillies
Quantifying anthropogenic influence on recent near-surface temperature change Surveys in Geophysics Nov 15, 2006 M. R. Allen, N. P. Gillett, J. A. Kettleborough, G. Hegerl, R. Schnur, P. A. Stott, G. Boer, C. Covey, T. L. Delworth, G. S. Jones, J. F. B. Mitchell, T. P. Barnett
Internal variability versus anthropogenic forcing on sea level and its components Surveys in Geophysics May 30, 2016 Marta Marcos, Ben Marzeion, Sönke Dangendorf, Aimée B. A. Slangen, Hindumathi Palanisamy, Luciana Fenoglio-Marc
Synoptic and Climate Attributions of the December 2015 Extreme Flooding in Missouri, USA Water Mar 21, 2018 Boniface Fosu, Simon Wang, and Kathleen Pegion
The twenty‐first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Bradley Udall, Jonathan Overpeck
Quantile-based bias correction and uncertainty quantification of extreme event attribution statements Weather and Climate Extremes Feb 16, 2016 Jeon, Paciorek, and Wehner
Quantifying statistical uncertainty in the attribution of human influence on severe weather Weather and Climate Extremes Jun 15, 2018 Paciorek, Stone, and Wehner
Drivers of 2016 record Arctic warmth assessed using climate simulations subjected to Factual and Counterfactual forcing Weather and Climate Extremes Dec 6, 2017 Lantao Sun, Dave Allured, Martin Hoerling, Lesley Smith, Judith Perlwitz, Don Murray, Jon Eischeid
Diagnosing conditional anthropogenic contributions to heavy Colorado rainfall in September 2013 Weather and Climate Extremes Jul 18, 2017 Pardeep Pall, Christina M. Patricola, Michael F. Wehner, Dáithí A. Stone, Christopher J. Paciorek, William D. Collins
Early 21st century anthropogenic changes in extremely hot days as simulated by the C20C+ detection and attribution multi-model ensemble Weather and Climate Extremes Jun 8, 2018 Michael Wehner, Dáithí Stone, Hideo Shiogama, Piotr Wolskic, Andrew Ciavarella, Nikolaos Christidis, Harinarayan Krishnana
Attribution analyses of temperature extremes using a set of 16 indices Weather and Climate Extremes Oct 27, 2016 Nikolaos Christidis and Peter A.Stott
Trends in Weather Extremes World Weather Attribution Feb 28, 2018 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
North Pole, Nov – Dec, 2016 World Weather Attribution Dec 21, 2016
Record Hot Year, 2015 World Weather Attribution Nov 24, 2015