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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Title Source Datesort ascending Author(s)
Anthropogenic Warming of Earth's Climate System Science Apr 13, 2001 Sydney Levitus, John I. Antonov, Julian Wang, Thomas L. Delworth, Keith W. Dixon, Anthony J. Broccoli
Detection of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the World's Oceans Science Apr 13, 2001 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Reiner Schnur
Attribution of twentieth century temperature change to natural and anthropogenic causes Climate Dynamics Jan 1, 2001 P. A. Stott, S. F. B. Tett, G. S. Jones, M. R. Allen, W. J. Ingram, J. F. B. Mitchell
Are observed decadal changes in intermediate water masses a signature of anthropogenic climate change? Geophysical Research Letters Sep 15, 2000 Helene T. Banks, Richard A. Wood, Jonathan M. Gregory, Timothy C. Johns, Gareth S. Jones
Causes of twentieth-century temperature change near the Earth's surface Nature Jun 10, 1999 Simon F. B. Tett, Peter A. Stott, Myles R. Allen, William J. Ingram, John F. B. Mitchell
Detecting climate signals in the surface temperature record AMS Journal of Climate Apr 1, 1998 Gerald R. North and Mark J. Stevens
Multi-fingerprint detection and attribution analysis of greenhouse gas, greenhouse gas-plus-aerosol and solar forced climate change Climate Dynamics Jan 27, 1997 G. C. Hegerl, K. Hasselmann, U. Cubasch, J. F. B. Mitchell, E. Roeckner, R. Voss, J. Waszkewitz
Detecting Greenhouse-Gas-Induced Climate Change with an Optimal Fingerprint Method AMS Journal of Climate Oct 1, 1996 Hegerl, G.C., H.v. Storch, K. Hasselmann, B.D. Santer, U. Cubasch, and P.D. Jones
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
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

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