Science Sources

Search the database below for peer-reviewed studies and organizational reports documenting climate change trends. (Note: The database does not include studies on projected, or future change.) For studies that specifically identify the fingerprint of climate change on observed trends and events, visit Science Sources: Detection and Attribution.


Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Assessment: Part I Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society May 28, 2019 Thomas Knutson, Suzana J. Camargo, Johnny C. L. Chan, Kerry Emanuel, Chang-Hoi Ho, James Kossin, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Masaki Satoh, Masato Sugi, Kevin Walsh, and Liguang Wu
IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press Sep 1, 2013 Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Jan 2, 2020 Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
NCA 4: Climate Change Impacts in the United States (Volume I) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 3, 2017 Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
Temporal and Spatial Variability of Great Lakes Ice Cover, 1973–2010 American Meteorological Society Jul 11, 2011 Jia Wang, Xuezhi Bai, Haoguo Hu, Anne Clites, Marie Colton, and Brent Lofgren
Twenty-First-Century Snowfall and Snowpack Changes over the Southern California Mountains American Meteorological Society Oct 8, 2015 Fengpeng Sun, Alex Hall, Marla Schwartz, Daniel B.Walton, and Neil Berg
Precipitation Shifts over Western North America as a Result of Declining Arctic Sea Ice Cover: The Coupled System Response American Meteorological Society Sep 30, 2005 Jacob O. Sewall
Trends in twentieth-century US snowfall using a quality-controlled dataset American Meteorological Society Jun 13, 2008 Kenneth E. Kunkel, Michael Palecki, Leslie Ensor, Kenneth G. Hubbard, David Robinson, Kelly Redmond, David Easterling
Interdecadal Changes in Summertime Tropical Cyclone Precipitation over Southeast China during 1960–2009 American Meteorological Society Feb 11, 2015 Richard C. Y. Li and Wen Zhou
On the Increased Frequency of Mediterranean Drought American Meteorological Society Sep 2, 2011 Martin Hoerling, Jon Eischeid, Judith Perlwitz, Xiaowei Quan, Tao Zhang, and Philip Pegion
Observed Climate–Snowpack Relationships in California and their Implications for the Future American Meteorological Society Jul 1, 2010 Sarah Kapnick and Alex Hall
Trends in twentieth-century U.S. extreme snowfall seasons American Meteorological Society Apr 29, 2009 Kenneth E. Kunkel, Michael A. Palecki, Leslie Ensor, David Easterling, Kenneth G. Hubbard, David Robinson, Kelly Redmond
Quantifying the Effects of Long-Term Climate Change on Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Using a Cloud-Resolving Model: Examples of Two Landfall Typhoons in Taiwan American Meteorological Society Dec 31, 2014 Chung-Chieh Wang, Bo-Xun Lin, Cheng-Ta Chen, and Shih-How Lo
Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective American Meteorological Society Sep 1, 2013 Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Changes in U.S. East Coast Cyclone Dynamics with Climate Change* American Meteorological Society Jan 21, 2015 Christopher G. Marciano, Gary M. Lackmann, and Walter A. Robinson
Spatial Redistribution of U.S. Tornado Activity between 1954 and 2013 American Meteorological Society Aug 4, 2016 Ernest Agee, Jennifer Larson, Samuel Childs, and Alexandra Marmo
Will Global Warming Make Hurricane Forecasting More Difficult? American Meteorological Society Aug 11, 2016 Kerry Emanuel
Changes in U.S. East Coast Cyclone Dynamics with Climate Change American Meteorological Society Jan 21, 2015 Christopher G. Marciano, Gary M. Lackmann, and Walter A. Robinson
Hurricane Sandy inundation probabilities today and tomorrow American Meteorological Society Sep 1, 2013 William Sweet, Chris Zervas, Stephen Gill, and Joseph Park
On the Measurement of Heat Waves American Meteorological Society Oct 18, 2012 S. E. Perkins and L. V. Alexander
Northern Hemisphere Modes of Variability and the Timing of Spring in Western North America American Meteorological Society Aug 11, 2011 Toby R. Ault, Alison K. Macalady, Gregory T. Pederson, Julio L. Betancourt, Mark D. Schwartz
Atmosphere and Ocean Origins of North American Droughts American Meteorological Society Jun 5, 2014 Richard Seager and Martin Hoerling
A Climatology of Arabian Sea Cyclonic Storms American Meteorological Society Aug 25, 2010 Amato T. Evan & Suzana J. Camargo
Evolution and Distribution of Record-Breaking High and Low Monthly Mean Temperatures American Meteorological Society Sep 23, 2011 Amalia Anderson and Alexander Kotinski