Science Sources: Detection and Attribution

Climate Signals tracks detection and attribution studies in real time. Below is an updating database of studies that find the fingerprint of human-caused climate change on observed trends and events. The database is limited to studies of local significance in the United States and studies of global significance. For a broader database of peer-reviewed studies and organizational reports on climate change trends, please see all Science Sources.

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Titlesort descending Source Date Author(s)
A geological perspective on sea-level rise and its impacts along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast Earth's Future AGU Publication Dec 5, 2013 Kenneth G. Miller, Robert E. Kopp, Benjamin P. Horton, James V. Browning, Andrew C. Kemp
A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed Nature Jun 6, 2018 James P. Kossin
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
A new statistical approach to climate change detection and attribution Climate Dynamics Apr 6, 2016 Aurélien Ribe, Francis W. Zwiers, Jean-Marc Azaïs, Philippe Naveau
A probabilistic quantification of the anthropogenic component of twentieth century global warming Climate Dynamics Nov 8, 2012 T. M. L. Wigley, B. D. Santer
A search for human influences on the thermal structure of the atmosphere Nature Jul 4, 1996 B. D. Santer, K. E. Taylor, T. M. L. Wigley, T. C. Johns, P. D. Jones, D. J. Karoly, J. F. B. Mitchell, A. H. Oort, J. E. Penner, V. Ramaswamy, M. D. Schwarzkopf, R. J. Stouffer, S. Tett
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
Anatomy of an Extreme Event AMS Journal of Climate Oct 19, 2012 Martin Hoerling, Arun Kumar, Randall Dole, John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Jon Eischeid, Judith Perlwitz, Xiao-Wei Quan, Tao Zhang, Philip Pegion, and Mingyue Chen
Anthropogenic and natural warming inferred from changes in Earth’s energy balance Nature Geoscience Dec 4, 2011 Markus Huber and Reto Knutti
Anthropogenic climate change and heat effects on health International Journal of Climatology Apr 17, 2019 Nikolaos Christidis, Dann Mitchell, Peter A. Stott
Anthropogenic climate change is worsening North American pollen seasons Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb 16, 2021 William R. L. Anderegg, John T. Abatzoglou, Leander D. L. Anderegg, Leonard Bielory, Patrick L. Kinney, and Lewis Ziska
Anthropogenic contribution to global occurrence of heavy-precipitation and high-temperature extremes Nature Climate Change Apr 27, 2015 E. M. Fischer, R. Knutti
Anthropogenic forcing dominates global mean sea-level rise since 1970 Nature Climate Change Apr 11, 2016 Aimée B. A. Slangen, John A. Church, Cecile Agosta, Xavier Fettweis, Ben Marzeion, Kristin Richter
Anthropogenic forcing dominates sea level rise since 1850 Geophysical Research Letters Oct 28, 2009 S. Jevrejeva, A. Grinsted, J. C. Moore
Anthropogenic Influence on Long Return Period Daily Temperature Extremes at Regional Scales American Meteorological Society Sep 22, 2010 Francis W. Zwiers, Xuebin Zhang and Yang Feng
Anthropogenic influence on the changing likelihood of an exceptionally warm summer in Texas, 2011 Geophysical Research Letters Feb 12, 2015 David E. Rupp, Sihan Li, Neil Massey, Sarah N. Sparrow, Philip W. Mote, Myles Allen
Anthropogenic influences on major tropical cyclone events Nature Nov 14, 2018 Christina M. Patricola, Michael F. Wehner
Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 30, 2015 Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Daniel L. Swain, and Danielle Toum
Anthropogenic warming impacts on California snowpack during drought Geophysical Research Letters Mar 15, 2017 Berg, Neil and Hall, Alex
Anthropogenic Warming Impacts on Today's Sierra Nevada Snowpack and Flood Risk Geophysical Research Letters Jun 15, 2018 Xingying Huang, Alex D. Hall, Neil Berg