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.

Titlesort descending Source Date Author(s)
Multimodel Detection and Attribution of Extreme Temperature Changes AMS Journal of Climate Sep 24, 2013 Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis Zwiers, Hideo Shiogama, Yu-Shiang Tung, and Michael Wehner
Multimodel Multisignal Climate Change Detection at Regional Scale AMS Journal of Climate Sep 1, 2006 Xuebin Zhang
North Pole, Nov – Dec, 2016 World Weather Attribution Dec 21, 2016
Observations reveal external driver for Arctic sea‐ice retreat Geophysical Research Letters Apr 27, 2012 Dirk Notz, Jochem Marotzke
Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO2 emission Science Nov 3, 2016 Dirk Notz, Julienne Stroeve
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
Perspectives on the causes of exceptionally low 2015 snowpack in the western United States Geophysical Research Letters Oct 28, 2016 Mote, Philip W., Rupp, David E., Li, Sihan, Sharp, Darrin J., Otto, Friederike, Uhe, Peter F., Xiao, Mu, Lettenmaier, Dennis P., Cullen, Heidi, Allen, Myles R.
Probabilistic estimates of recent changes in temperature: a multi-scale attribution analysis Climate Dynamics Jun 28, 2009 Nikolaos Christidis, Peter A. Stott, Francis W. Zwiers, Hideo Shiogama, Toru Nozawa
Projected Atlantic hurricane surge threat from rising temperatures Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 2, 2013 Aslak Grinsted, John C. Moore, Svetlana Jevrejeva
Quantifying anthropogenic and natural contributions to thermosteric sea level rise Geophysical Research Letters Mar 29, 2014 Marta Marcos, Angel Amores
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
Quantifying statistical uncertainty in the attribution of human influence on severe weather Weather and Climate Extremes Jun 15, 2018 Paciorek, Stone, and Wehner
Quantifying the influence of global warming on unprecedented extreme climate events Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Apr 24, 2017 Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Deepti Singh, Justin S. Mankin, Daniel E. Horton, Daniel L. Swain, Danielle Touma, Allison Charland, Yunjie Liu, Matz Haugen, Michael Tsiang, Bala Rajaratnam
Quantile-based bias correction and uncertainty quantification of extreme event attribution statements Weather and Climate Extremes Feb 16, 2016 Jeon, Paciorek, and Wehner
Rapid attribution of the August 2016 flood-inducing extreme precipitation in south Louisiana to climate change World Weather Attribution, Hydrology and Earth Systems Science Feb 14, 2017 Karin van der Wiel, Sarah B. Kapnick, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Kirien Whan, Sjoukje Philip, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Roop K. Singh, Julie Arrighi, and Heidi Cullen
Recent amplification of the North American winter temperature dipole Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Aug 4, 2016 Singh, Deepti, Swain, Daniel L., Mankin, Justin S., Horton, Daniel E., Thomas, Leif N., Rajaratnam, Bala, Diffenbaugh, Noah S.
Recent intense hurricane response to global climate change Climate Dynamics Mar 15, 2013 Greg Holland, Cindy L. Bruyère
Record Hot Year, 2015 World Weather Attribution Nov 24, 2015
Record Temperature Streak Bears Anthropogenic Fingerprint Geophysical Research Letters Aug 10, 2017 Mann, Michael E., Miller, Sonya K., Rahmstorf, Stefan, Steinman, Byron A., Tingley, Martin
Role of the strengthened El Niño teleconnection in the May 2015 floods over the southern Great Plains Geophysical Research Letters Oct 8, 2015 Simon Wang, S.‐Y., Huang, Wan‐Ru, Hsu, Huang‐Hsiung, Gillies, Robert R.