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.


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
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
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
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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.)
Title Source Datesort ascending Author(s)
How daily temperature and precipitation distributions evolve with global surface temperature Earth's Future Oct 26, 2019 B.H. Samset, C.W. Stjern, M.T. Lund, C.W. Mohr, M. Sand, A.S. Daloz
Enhanced El Niño‐Southern Oscillation variability in recent decades Geophysical Research Letters Oct 25, 2019 Pamela R. Grothe, Kim M. Cobb, Giovanni Liguori, Emanuele Di Lorenzo, Antonietta Capotondi, Yanbin Lu et al . . . Lauren T. Toth
Historical change of El Niño properties sheds light on future changes of extreme El Niño Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Oct 21, 2019 Bin Wang, Xiao Luo, Young-Min Yang, Weiyi Sun, Mark A. Cane, Wenju Cai, Sang-Wook Yeh, Jian Liu
Marine heat wave and multiple stressors tip bull kelp forest to sea urchin barrens Scientific Reports Oct 21, 2019 L. Rogers-Bennett, C. A. Catton
Variations in the Intensity and Spatial Extent of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Geophysical Research Letters Oct 18, 2019 Danielle Touma, Samantha Stevenson, Suzana J. Camargo, Daniel E. Horton, Noah S. Diffenbaugh
Rapid attribution of the extreme rainfall in Texas from Tropical Storm Imelda World Weather Attribution Sep 27, 2019 Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, Karin van der Wiel, Sjoukje Philip & Sarah Kew
Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sep 25, 2019 H.-O. Pörtner, D.C. Roberts, V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, M. Tignor, E. Poloczanska, K. Mintenbeck, A. Alegría, M. Nicolai, A. Okem, J. Petzold, B. Rama, N.M. Weyer (eds.)
Connecting AMOC changes Nature Climate Change Sep 16, 2019 Annalisa Cherchi
Exceptionally High 2018 Equilibrium Line Altitude on Taku Glacier, Alaska Remote Sensing Sep 14, 2019 Pelto, Mauri
Severe Continental-Scale Impacts of Climate Change Are Happening Now: Extreme Climate Events Impact Marine Habitat Forming Communities Along 45% of Australia’s Coast Frontiers in Marine Science Jul 24, 2019 Babcock, Russell C., Bustamante, Rodrigo H., Fulton, Elizabeth A., Fulton, Derek J., Haywood, Michael D. E., Hobday, Alistair James, Kenyon, Robert, Matear, Richard James, Plagányi, Eva E., Richardson, Anthony J., Vanderklift, Mathew A.
Recent increase in catastrophic tropical cyclone flooding in coastal North Carolina, USA: Long-term observations suggest a regime shift Scientific Reports Jul 23, 2019 Hans W. Paerl, Nathan S. Hall, Alexandria G. Hounshell, Richard A. Luettich, Karen L. Rossignol, Christopher L. Osburn, Jerad Bales
Northern forest winters have lost cold, snowy conditions that are important for ecosystems and human communities Ecological Applications Jul 16, 2019 Contosta, Casson, Garlick et al
Observed impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire in California Earth's Future Jul 15, 2019 A. Park Williams, John T. Abatzoglou, Alexander Gershunov, Janin Guzman‐Morales, Daniel A. Bishop, Jennifer K. Balch, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Meteorology and Climate Influences on Tropospheric Ozone: a Review of Natural Sources, Chemistry, and Transport Patterns Current Pollution Reports Jul 12, 2019 Xiao Lu, Lin Zhang & Lu Shen
Precipitation regime change in Western North America: The role of Atmospheric Rivers Scientific Reports Jul 9, 2019 Alexander Gershunov, Tamara Shulgina, Rachel E. S. Clemesha, Kristen Guirguis, David W. Pierce, Michael D. Dettinger, David A. Lavers, Daniel R. Cayan, Suraj D. Polade, Julie Kalansky, F. Martin Ralph
Increased Fall Precipitation in the Southeastern United States Driven by Higher‐Intensity, Frontal Precipitation Geophysical Research Letters Jul 8, 2019 Daniel A. Bishop, A. Park Williams, Richard Seager
The day the 2003 European heatwave record was broken The Lancet Planetary Health Jul 8, 2019 Dann Mitchell, Kai Kornhuber, Chris Huntingford, Peter Uhe
Human contribution to record-breaking June 2019 heatwave in France World Weather Attribution Jul 2, 2019
Physical Understanding of Human-Induced Changes in U.S. Hot Droughts Using Equilibrium Climate Simulations Journal of Climate Jun 24, 2019 Linyin Cheng
Acceleration of ice loss across the Himalayas over the past 40 years Science Advances Jun 19, 2019 J. M. Maurer, J. M. Schaefer, S. Rupper, A. Corley