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.


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
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
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
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
Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
Twenty-first century Arctic climate change American Meteorological Society Apr 10, 2012 Stephen J. Vavrus, Marika M. Holland, Alexandra Jahn, David A. Bailey, and Benjamin A. Blazey
Has Arctic Sea Ice Loss Contributed to Increased Surface Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet? American Meteorological Society Apr 22, 2016 Jiping Liu, Zhiqiang Chen, Jennifer Francis, Mirong Song, Thomas Mote, and Yongyun Hu
Increased Interannual Precipitation Extremes over California under Climate Change American Meteorological Society Aug 10, 2015 Neil Berg and Alex Hall
Changes in continental freshwater discharge from 1948 to 2004 American Meteorological Society Feb 16, 2010 Aiguo Dai, Taotao Qian, Kevin E. Trenberth, and John D. Milliman
Contributions from California Coastal-Zone Surface Fluxes to Heavy Coastal Precipitation: A CALJET Case Study during the Strong El Niño of 1998 American Meteorological Society May 1, 2005 P. Ola G. Persson, P. J. Neiman, B. Walter, J-W. Bao and F. M. Ralph
Effects of Rainfall on Vehicle Crashes in Six U.S. States American Meteorological Society Sep 23, 2016 Alan Black, Gabriele Villarini, and Thomas Mote
Increasing Daily Precipitation Intensity Associated with Warmer Air Temperatures over Northern Eurasia American Meteorological Society Jan 11, 2016 Hengchun Ye, Eric J. Fetzer, Ali Behrangi, Sun Wong, Bjorn H. Lambrigtsen, Crysti Y. Wang, Judah Cohen, and Brandi L. Gamelin
Bidimensional Diagnostics, Variability, and Trends of Northern Hemisphere Blocking American Meteorological Society Apr 5, 2012 Paolo Davini, Chiara Cagnazzo, Silvio Gualdi, and Antonio Navarra
Monitoring and Understanding Changes in Extremes: Extratropical Storms, Winds, and Waves American Meteorological Society Apr 17, 2013 Thomas C. Peterson, Thomas R. Karl, James P. Kossin, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Jay H. Lawrimore, James R. McMahon, Russell S. Vose, Xungang Yin.
Temperature and Precipitation Trends in California: Global Warming and Pacific Ocean Influences American Meteorological Society Jan 1, 2011 Steve Ladochy, Pedro Ramirez, Dan Killam, Ann Bui, William Patzert, Josh Willis
Precipitation Deficit Flash Droughts over the United States American Meteorological Society Apr 4, 2016 Kingtse C. Mo and Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Changes toward Earlier Streamflow Timing across Western North America American Meteorological Society Apr 15, 2005 Iris T. Stewart, Daniel R. Cayan, and Michael D. Dettinger
Interdecadal trend and ENSO-related interannual variability in Southern Hemisphere blocking American Meteorological Society Sep 7, 2007 Li Dong, Timothy J. Vogelsang, and Stephen J. Colucci
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
Water, drought, climate change, and conflict in Syria American Meteorological Society Feb 3, 2014 Peter H. Gleick
Assessing the Importance of Prominent Warm SST Anomalies over the Midlatitude North Pacific in Forcing Large-Scale Atmospheric Anomalies during 2011 Summer and Autumn American Meteorological Society May 29, 2014 Satoru Okajima, Hisashi Nakamura, Kazuaki Nishii, Takafumi Miyasaka, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida
Climatology and Changes of Extratropical Cyclone Activity: Comparison of ERA-40 with NCEP–NCAR Reanalysis for 1958–2001 American Meteorological Society Feb 16, 2010 Xiaolan L. Wang, Val R. Swail, and Francis W. Zwiers
Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Air Temperature Variability: 1840–2007 American Meteorological Society Jul 15, 2009 Jason E. Box, Lei Yang, David H. Bromwich and Le-Sheng Bai
Climate-Driven Variability and Trends in Mountain Snowpack in Western North America American Meteorological Society Dec 1, 2006 Philip Mote
Effects of a Warming Climate on Daily Snowfall Events in the Northern Hemisphere American Meteorological Society Jun 13, 2016 James F. Danco, Anthony M. DeAngelis, Bryan K. Raney, and Anthony J. Broccoli