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)
Detection and attribution of temperature changes in the mountainous western United States AMS Journal of Climate Dec 1, 2008 Céline Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, David W. Pierce, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Govindasamy Bala, Tapash Das, Tim P. Barnett, Daniel R. Cayan, Charles Doutriaux, Andrew W. Wood, Art Mirin, and Toru Nozawa
Attribution of Declining Western U.S. Snowpack to Human Effects AMS Journal of Climate Dec 1, 2008 David W. Pierce, Tim P. Barnett, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Tapash Das, Céline Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, Govindasamy Bala, Michael D. Dettinger, Daniel R. Cayan, Art Mirin, Andrew W. Wood, and Toru Nozawa
Detection and attribution of Atlantic salinity changes Geophysical Research Letters Nov 8, 2008 Peter A. Stott, Rowan T. Sutton, Doug M. Smith
Human influence on Arctic sea ice detectable from early 1990s onwards Geophysical Research Letters Nov 5, 2008 Seung‐Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis W. Zwiers, Tom Agnew
Detection of external influence on trends of atmospheric storminess and northern oceans wave heights Climate Dynamics Jul 16, 2008 Xiaolan L. Wang, Val R. Swail, Francis W. Zwiers, Xuebin Zhang, Yang Feng
Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change Nature May 15, 2008 Rosenzweig, C., D. Karoly, M. Vicarelli, P. Neofotis, Q. Wu, G. Casassa, A. Menzel, T.L. Root, N. Estrella, B. Seguin, P. Tryjanowski, C. Liu, S. Rawlins, and A. Imeson
Attribution of cyclogenesis region sea surface temperature change to anthropogenic influence Geophysical Research Letters May 13, 2008 N. P. Gillett, P. A. Stott, B. D. Santer
Human-induced arctic moistening Science Apr 25, 2008 Seung-Ki Min, Xuebin Zhang, Francis Zwiers
Human-Induced Changes in the Hydrology of the Western United States Science Feb 22, 2008 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Hugo G. Hidalgo, Celine Bonfils, Benjamin D. Santer, Tapash Das, Govindasamy Bala, Andrew W. Wood, Toru Nozawa, Arthur A. Mirin, Daniel R. Cayan, Michael D. Dettinger
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
Human contribution to rapidly increasing frequency of very warm Northern Hemisphere summers Journal of Geophysical Research Jan 24, 2008 Gareth S. Jones, Peter A. Stott, and Nikolaos Christidis
Identification of external influences on temperatures in California Climatic Change Dec 19, 2007 Céline Bonfils, Philip B. Duffy, Benjamin D. Santer, Tom M. L. Wigley, David B. Lobell, Thomas J. Phillips, Charles Doutriaux
Water and energy budgets of hurricanes: Case studies of Ivan and Katrina Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Dec 12, 2007 Trenberth, Kevin E., Davis, Christopher A., Fasullo, John
Human Contribution to the Lengthening of the Growing Season during 1950–99 AMS Journal of Climate Nov 1, 2007 Nikolaos Christidis, Peter A. Stott, and Simon Brown
Attribution of observed surface humidity changes to human influence Nature Oct 11, 2007 Katharine M. Willett, Nathan P. Gillett, Philip D. Jones, Peter W. Thorne
Identification of human-induced changes in atmospheric moisture content Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jul 27, 2007 B. D. Santer, C. Mears, F. J. Wentz, K. E. Taylor , P. J. Gleckler, T. M. L. Wigley, T. P. Barnett, J. S. Boyle, W. Brüggemann, N. P. Gillett, S. A. Klein, G. A. Meehl, T. Nozawa, D. W. Pierce, P. A. Stott, W. M. Washington, and M. F. Wehner
Detection of human influence on twentieth-century precipitation trends Nature Jul 23, 2007 Xuebin Zhang, Francis W. Zwiers, Gabriele C. Hegerl, F. Hugo Lambert, Nathan P. Gillett, Susan Solomon, Peter A. Stott, Toru Nozawa
Detection of human influence on a new, validated 1500-year temperature reconstruction AMS Journal of Climate Feb 15, 2007 Gabriele C. Hegerl, Thomas J. Crowley, Myles Allen, William T. Hyde, Henry N. Pollack, Jason Smerdon, and Eduardo Zorita
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
Southern Ocean warming due to human influence Geophysical Research Letters Oct 4, 2006 John C. Fyfe