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.


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
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.)
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
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
Titlesort descending Source Date Author(s)
21st Century Changes in U.S. Regional Heavy Precipitation Frequency Based on Resolved Atmospheric Patterns American Meteorological Society Dec 21, 2016 Xiang Gao, C. Adam Schlosser, Paul O’Gorman, Erwan Monier, and Dara Entekhabi
A 1,200-year perspective of 21st century drought in southwestern North America Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 11, 2009 Connie A. Woodhouse, David M. Meko, Glen M. MacDonald, Dave W. Stahle, Edward R. Cook
A 1500-year reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America on decadal-to-multidecadal time scales Environmental Research Letters Apr 11, 2013 V Trouet, H F Diaz, E R Wahl, A E Viau, R Graham, N Graham, E R Cook
A 66‐year tropical cyclone record for south‐east Africa: temporal trends in a global context International Journal of Climatology Feb 12, 2014 Jennifer M. Fitchett, Stefan W. Grab
A biometeorology study of climate and heat-related morbidity in Phoenix from 2001 to 2006 International Journal of Biometeorology Jul 1, 2008 Jay S. Golden, Donna Hartz, Anthony Brazel, George Luber, Patrick Phelan
A carbon budget for the Amundsen Sea Polynya, Antarctica: Estimating net community production and export in a highly productive polar ecosystem Elementa Science of the Anthropocene Sep 12, 2016 PL Yager, RM Sherrell, SE Stammerjohn, HW Ducklow, OME Schofield, ED Ingall, SE Wilson, KE Lowry, CM Williams, L Riemann, S Bertilsson, A-C Alderkamp, J Dinasquet, R Logares, I. Richert, RE Sipler, AJ Melara, L Mu, RG Newstead et al
A century of climate and ecosystem change in Western Montana: what do temperature trends portend? Climatic Change Aug 21, 2009 Gregory T. Pederson, Lisa J. Graumlich, Daniel B. Fagre, Todd Kipfer, Clint C. Muhlfeld
A climatological study of the effect of sea-surface temperature on North Atlantic hurricane intensification Physical Geography Jun 23, 2015 Erik Fraza and James B. Elsner
A Climatology of Arabian Sea Cyclonic Storms American Meteorological Society Aug 25, 2010 Amato T. Evan & Suzana J. Camargo
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 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 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 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 decade of weather extremes Nature Climate Change Mar 25, 2012 Dim Coumou, Stefan Rahmstorf
A Dramatic Increase in Annual Average Temperatures for U.S. Cities This Decade Weather Underground | Category 6 Oct 1, 2017 Christopher C. Burt
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 Global, Continental, and Regional Analysis of Changes in Extreme Precipitation AMS Journal of Climate Dec 30, 2020 Qiaohong Sun, Xuebin Zhang, Francis Zwiers, Seth Westra, and Lisa V. Alexander
A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems Nature Jan 2, 2003 Camille Parmesan, Gary Yohe
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