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.


Title Source Date Author(s)
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale Nature Climate Change Sebastian Sippel, Nicolai Meinshausen, Erich M. Fischer, Enikő Székely, Reto Knutti
Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change Assessment: Part I Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 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
NCA 4: Climate Change Impacts in the United States (Volume I) U.S. Global Change Research Program Donald Wuebbles, David Fahey, and Kathleen Hibbard
IPCC AR5 WGI: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis Cambridge University Press 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 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
Title Source Date Author(s)
Extreme precipitation in the Northeast to increase 52% by the end of the century, study predicts Climatic Change Christopher J. Picard, Jonathan M. Winter, Charlotte Cockburn, Janel Hanrahan, Natalie G. Teale, Patrick J. Clemins, & Brian Beckage
The most at-risk regions in the world for high-impact heatwaves Nature Communications Vikki Thompson, Dann Mitchell, Gabriele C. Hegerl, Matthew Collins, Nicholas J. Leach & Julia M. Slingo
A quantitative analysis of marine heatwaves in response to rising sea surface temperature Science of The Total Environment
Elevation-dependent intensification of fire danger in the western United States Nature Communications
The Future of Supercells in the United States Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Increases in extreme precipitation over the Northeast United States using high-resolution climate model simulations npj Climate and Atmospheric Science
Satellites reveal hotspots of global river extent change Nature Communications
Regime shift in Arctic Ocean sea ice thickness Nature
Changing intensity of hydroclimatic extreme events revealed by GRACE and GRACE-FO Nature Water
Bottom marine heatwaves along the continental shelves of North America Nature Communications
Enhanced Asian warming increases Arctic amplification Environmental research letters
Variation of lightning-ignited wildfire patterns under climate change Nature Communications
Likelihood of back-to-back tropical cyclone hazards is increasing Nature Climate Change
Global Warming has Increased the Distance Traveled by Marine Heatwaves Geophysical Research Letters Yongli He, Boyuan Zhang, Zihan Xia, Shanshan Wang, Xiaodan Guan
Colder Eastern Equatorial Pacific and Stronger Walker Circulation in the Early 21st Century: Separating the Forced Response to Global Warming From Natural Variability Ulla K. Heede, Alexey V. Fedorov
Greenhouse warming and internal variability increase extreme and central Pacific El Niño frequency since 1980 Nature Communications Ruyu Gan, Qi Liu, Gang Huang, Kaiming Hu & Xichen Li
Changes in Antarctic Ice Sheet Motion Derived From Satellite Radar Interferometry Between 1995 and 2022 Geophysical Research Letters Eric Rignot, Jeremie Mouginot, Bernd Scheuchl, Seongsu Jeong
Stormier Southern Hemisphere induced by topography and ocean circulation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Tiffany A. Shaw, Osamu Miyawaki, and Aaron Donohoe
Trends of extreme US weather events in the changing climate Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Saahil Shenoy, Dimitry Gorinevsky, Kevin E. Trenberth , and Steven Chu
The Role of Anthropogenic Forcing in Western United States Hydroclimate Extremes Geophysical Research Letters Wei Zhang, Robert Gillies