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.


What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall Shepherd
Un/natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change World Meteorological Organization Oct 28, 2016 Susan Joy Hassol, Simon Torok, Sophie Lewis, and Patrick Luganda
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
NCA 4: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (Volume II) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 23, 2018 Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)
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
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 Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change The National Academies Press Mar 11, 2016 Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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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 new look at lake-effect snowfall trends in the Laurentian Great Lakes using a temporally homogeneous data set Journal of Great Lakes Research Sep 10, 2008 Kenneth E. Kunkel, Leslie Ensor, Michael Palecki, David Easterling, David Robinson, Kenneth G. Hubbard, Kelly Redmond
A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling The National Academies Press Sep 18, 2012 National Research Council
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 Mixed Method to Evaluate Burden of Malaria Due to Flooding and Waterlogging in Mengcheng County, China: A Case Study Plos One May 15, 2014 Guoyong Ding, Lu Gao, Xuewen Li, Maigeng Zhou, Qiyong Liu, Hongyan Ren, Baofa Jiang
A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in driving spring transitions and lags Global Change Biology Nov 3, 2016 Contosta, Alexandra R., Adolph, Alden, Burchsted, Denise, Burakowski, Elizabeth, Green, Mark, Guerra, David, Albert, Mary, Dibb, Jack, Martin, Mary, McDowell, William H., Routhier, Michael, Wake, Cameron, Whitaker, Rachel, Wollheim, Wilfred
A heated mirror for future climate Science Apr 7, 2016 Richard B. Alley
A globally consistent reanalysis of hurricane variability and trends Geophysical Research Letters Feb 28, 2007 J. P. Kossin, K. R. Knapp, D. J. Vimont, R. J. Murnane, B. A. Harper
A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems Nature Jan 2, 2003 Camille Parmesan, Gary Yohe
A global slowdown of tropical-cyclone translation speed Nature Jun 6, 2018 James P. Kossin
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 Dramatic Increase in Annual Average Temperatures for U.S. Cities This Decade Weather Underground | Category 6 Oct 1, 2017 Christopher C. Burt
A decade of weather extremes Nature Climate Change Mar 25, 2012 Dim Coumou, Stefan Rahmstorf
A decade of weather extremes Nature Climate Change Mar 25, 2012 Dim Coumou, Stefan Rahmstorf
A decade of weather extremes Nature Climate Change Mar 25, 2012 Dim Coumou, Stefan Rahmstorf
A decade of sea level rise slowed by climate-driven hydrology Science Feb 12, 2016 J. T. Reager, A. S. Gardner, J. S. Famiglietti, D. N. Wiese, A. Eicker, M.-H. Lo
A database for depicting Arctic sea ice variations back to 1850 Geographical Review Jul 11, 2016 Walsh, John E., Fetterer, Florence, Scott Stewart, J., Chapman, William L.
A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Burden of Heat-Related Illness and Death within the Florida Population International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health May 31, 2016 Harduar Morano, Laurel, Watkins, Sharon, Kintziger, Kristina
A Climatology of Intense Tropical Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean Over the Past Three Decades (1980-2008) Springer Oct 21, 2009 Karl Hoarau, Ludovic Chalonge
A Climatology of Arabian Sea Cyclonic Storms American Meteorological Society Aug 25, 2010 Amato T. Evan & Suzana J. Camargo