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 ascending Author(s)
EEE 2015: Multimodel Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Record Global and Regional Warmth During 2015 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 Jonghun Kam, Thomas R. Knutson, Fanrong Zeng, and Andrew T. Wittenberg
EEE 2015: An Assessment of the Role of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the Alaska Fire Season of 2015 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 James L. Partain Jr., Sharon Alden, Uma S. Bhatt, Peter A. Bieniek, Brian R. Brettschneider, Rick T. Lader, Peter Q. Olsson, T. Scott Rupp, Heidi Strader, Richard L. Thoman Jr., John E. Walsh, Alison D. York, and Robert H. Ziel
EEE 2015: The 2014/15 Snowpack Drought in Washington State and its Climate Forcing Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 Boniface O. Fosu, S.-Y. Simon Wang, and Jin-Ho Yoon
EEE 2015: The Role of Arctic Sea Ice and Sea Surface Temperatures on the Cold 2015 February Over North America Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 Omar Bellprat, François Massonnet, Javier García-Serrano, Neven S. Fučkar, Virginie Guemas, and Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes
EEE 2015: Record Low Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent in March 2015 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 Neven S. Fučkar, François Massonnet, Virginie Guemas, Javier García-Serrano, Omar Bellprat, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, and Mario Acosta
EEE 2015: Influences of Natural Variability and Anthropogenic Forcing on the Extreme 2015 Accumulated Cyclone Energy in the Western North Pacific Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Jan 12, 2017 Wei Zhang, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Hiroyuki Murakami, Thomas L. Delworth, Karen Paffendorf, Liwei Jia, Gabriele Villarin, Rich Gudgel, Fanrong Zeng, and Xiaosong Yang
Attribution of the local Hadley cell widening in the Southern Hemisphere Geophysical Research Letters Jan 6, 2017 Yeon‐Hee Kim, Seung‐Ki Min, Seok‐Woo Son, Jung Choi
Attribution of extreme events in Arctic sea ice extent AMS Journal of Climate Dec 27, 2016 Megan C. Kirchmeier-Young
North Pole, Nov – Dec, 2016 World Weather Attribution Dec 21, 2016
Dominant Role of Subtropical Pacific Warming in Extreme Eastern Pacific Hurricane Seasons: 2015 and the Future AMS Journal of Climate Dec 16, 2016 Hiroyuki Murakami, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Thomas L. Delworth, Andrew T. Wittenberg, Seth Underwood, Richard Gudgel, Xiaosong Yang, Liwei Jia, Fanrong Zeng, Karen Paffendorf, and Wei Zhang
Multi-method attribution analysis of extreme precipitation in Boulder, Colorado Environmental Research Letters Nov 29, 2016 Jonathan M Eden, Klaus Wolter, Friederike E L Otto, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh
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
Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO2 emission Science Nov 3, 2016 Dirk Notz, Julienne Stroeve
A multiregion model evaluation and attribution study of historical changes in the area affected by temperature and precipitation extremes AMS Journal of Climate Nov 3, 2016 Andrea J. Dittus and David J. Karoly
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.
Attribution analyses of temperature extremes using a set of 16 indices Weather and Climate Extremes Oct 27, 2016 Nikolaos Christidis and Peter A.Stott
Hurricane Sandy’s flood frequency increasing from year 1800 to 2100 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 10, 2016 Ning Lin, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton, Jeffrey P. Donnelly
Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 10, 2016 John T. Abatzoglou and A. Park Williams
Using present-day observations to detect when anthropogenic change forces surface ocean carbonate chemistry outside preindustrial bounds Biogeosciences Sep 13, 2016 Sutton, Adrienne J., Sabine, Christopher L., Feely, Richard A., Cai, Wei-Jun, Cronin, Meghan F., McPhaden, Michael J., Morell, Julio M., Newton, Jan A., Noh, Jae-Hoon, Ólafsdóttir, Sólveig R., Salisbury, Joseph E., Send, Uwe et al
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.