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)
Sea-level rise and other influences on decadal-scale salinity variability in a coastal plain estuary Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science May 5, 2015 Andrew C. Ross, Raymond G. Najjar, Ming Li, Michael E. Mann, Susan E. Ford, Brandon Katz
Seasonal Climate Variability and Change in the Pacific Northwest of the United States American Meteorological Society Feb 24, 2014 John T. Abatzoglou, David E. Rupp and Philip W. Mote
Signal detectability in extreme precipitation changes assessed from twentieth century climate simulations Climate Dynamics Feb 5, 2008 Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis W. Zwiers, Petra Friederichs, Andreas Hense
Significant anthropogenic-induced changes of climate classes since 1950 Nature Aug 28, 2015 Duo Chan, Qigang Wu
Simulations of Hurricane Katrina (2005) under sea level and climate conditions for 1900 Climatic Change Feb 1, 2014 Jennifer L. Irish, Alison Sleath, Mary A. Cialone, Thomas R. Knutson, Robert E. Jensen
Single‐step attribution of increasing frequencies of very warm regional temperatures to human influence Atmospheric Science Letters Jan 17, 2011 Peter A. Stott, Gareth S. Jones, Nikolaos Christidis, Francis W. Zwiers, Gabriele Hegerl, Hideo Shiogama
Southern Ocean warming due to human influence Geophysical Research Letters Oct 4, 2006 John C. Fyfe
Structure and Detectability of Trends in Hydrological Measures over the Western United States Journal of Hydrometeorology Mar 3, 2009 T. Das, H. G. Hidalgo, M. D. Dettinger, D. R. Cayan, D. W. Pierce, C. Bonfils, T. P. Barnett, G. Bala and A. Mirin
Synoptic and Climate Attributions of the December 2015 Extreme Flooding in Missouri, USA Water Mar 21, 2018 Boniface Fosu, Simon Wang, and Kathleen Pegion
Synoptic and quantitative attributions of the extreme precipitation leading to the August 2016 Louisiana flood Geophysical Research Letters Nov 5, 2016 S.‐Y. Simon Wang, Lin Zhao, Robert R. Gillies
Temperature impacts on the water year 2014 drought in California Geophysical Research Letters May 10, 2015 Shraddhanand Shukla, Mohammad Safeeq, Amir AghaKouchak, Kaiyu Guan, Chris Funk
The 2016 Southeastern U.S. Drought: An Extreme Departure From Centennial Wetting and Cooling Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Oct 4, 2017 A. Park Williams, Benjamin I. Cook, Jason E. Smerdon, Daniel A. Bishop, Richard Seager, Justin S. Mankin
The contribution of anthropogenic forcings to regional changes in temperature during the last decade Climate Dynamics Sep 17, 2011 Nikolaos Christidis, Peter A. Stott, Francis W. Zwiers, Hideo Shiogama, Toru Nozawa
The Role of Human Activity in the Recent Warming of Extremely Warm Daytime Temperatures AMS Journal of Climate Apr 1, 2011 Nikolaos Christidis, Peter A. Stott, and Simon J. Brown
The twenty‐first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Bradley Udall, Jonathan Overpeck
Toward Regional-Scale Climate Change Detection AMS Journal of Climate Mar 1, 2003 Francis W. Zwiers and Xuebin Zhang
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
Trends in Weather Extremes World Weather Attribution Feb 28, 2018 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
U.S. Heat, February 2017 World Weather Attribution Mar 8, 2017 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Andrew King, Friederike Otto, Gabriel Vecchi, Claudia Tebaldi, and Heidi Cullen
Unnatural Coastal Floods: Sea level rise and the human fingerprint on U.S. floods since 1950 Climate Central Feb 23, 2016 Benjamin H. Strauss, Robert E. Kopp, William V. Sweet, Klaus Bittermann