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.

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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
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
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
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Changes in snowmelt runoff timing in Western North America under a 'business as usual' climate change scenario Climatic Change Nov 5, 2002 Iris Stewart, Daniel Cayan, and Michael Dettinger
The Cause of Decreased Pan Evaporation over the Past 50 Years Science Nov 15, 2002 Michael L. Roderick, Graham D. Farquhar
Interannual variations in snowpack in the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem Hydrological Processes Dec 11, 2002 Selkowitz, David J., Fagre, Daniel B., Reardon, Blase A.
Increasing River Discharge to the Arctic Ocean Science Dec 13, 2002 Bruce J. Peterson, Robert M. Holmes, James W. McClelland, Charles J. Vörösmarty, Richard B. Lammers, Alexander I. Shiklomanov, Igor A. Shiklomanov, Stefan Rahmstorf
A globally coherent fingerprint of climate change impacts across natural systems Nature Jan 2, 2003 Camille Parmesan, Gary Yohe
Fingerprints of global warming on wild animals and plants Nature Jan 2, 2003 Terry L. Root, Jeff T. Price, Kimberly R. Hall, Stephen H. Schneider, Cynthia Rosenzweig, J. Alan Pounds
Modeled Climate-Induced Glacier Change in Glacier National Park, 1850–2100 BioScience Feb 1, 2003 Myrna Hall and Daniel Fagre
Liability for climate change Nature Feb 27, 2003 Myles Allen
Toward Regional-Scale Climate Change Detection AMS Journal of Climate Mar 1, 2003 Francis W. Zwiers and Xuebin Zhang
Causes of atmospheric temperature change 1960–2000: A combined attribution analysis Geophysical Research Letters Mar 11, 2003 Gareth S. Jones, Simon F. B. Tett, Peter A. Stott
Detection of human influence on sea-level pressure Nature Mar 20, 2003 Nathan P. Gillett, Francis W. Zwiers, Andrew J. Weaver, Peter A. Stott
Increasing Great Lake–Effect Snowfall during the Twentieth Century: A Regional Response to Global Warming? American Meteorological Society Apr 9, 2003 Adam W. Burnett, Matthew E. Kirby, Henry T. Mullins, William P. Patterson
Attribution of regional‐scale temperature changes to anthropogenic and natural causes Geophysical Research Letters Jul 16, 2003 Peter A. Stott
Contributions of Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing to Recent Tropopause Height Changes Science Jul 25, 2003 B. D. Santer, M. F. Wehner, T. M. L. Wigley, R. Sausen, G. A. Meehl, K. E. Taylor, C. Ammann, J. Arblaster, W. M. Washington, J. S. Boyle, W. Brüggemann
Detection of a Human Influence on North American Climate Science Nov 14, 2003 David J. Karoly, Karl Braganza, Peter A. Stott, Julie M. Arblaster, Gerald A. Meehl, Anthony J. Broccoli, Keith W. Dixon
The role of increasing temperature variability in European summer heatwaves Nature Jan 11, 2004 Christoph Schär, Pier Luigi Vidale, Daniel Lüthi, Christoph Frei, Christian Häberli, Mark A. Liniger, Christof Appenzeller
Forest Harvest Can Increase Subsequent Forest Fire Severity Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: A Global View Apr 19, 2004 Carter Stone, Andrew Hudak, and Penelope Morgan
East African Rainfall Anomaly Patterns in Association with El Niño/Southern Oscillation Journal of Hydrologic Engineering Jun 15, 2004 Henry K. Ntale and Thian Yew Gan
The 2003 heat wave as an example of summers in a greenhouse climate? Observations and climate model simulations for Basel, Switzerland Global and Planetary Change Jun 28, 2004 Martin Benistona and Henry F. Diaz
Impact of Anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 System in the Oceans Science Jul 16, 2004 Richard A. Feely, Christopher L. Sabine, Kitack Lee, Will Berelson, Joanie Kleypas, Victoria J. Fabry, Frank J. Millero

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