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)
Dynamic and thermodynamic changes in mean and extreme precipitation under changed climate Geophysical Research Letters Sep 13, 2005 Emori, S., Brown, S. J.
Stability of the Larsen B ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula during the Holocene epoch Nature Aug 4, 2005 Eugene Domack, Diana Duran, Amy Leventer, Scott Ishman, Sarah Doane, Scott McCallum, David Amblas, Jim Ring, Robert Gilbert & Michael Prentice
Increasing destructiveness of tropical cyclones over the past 30 years Nature Aug 3, 2005 Kerry Emanuel
Penetration of Human-Induced Warming into the World's Oceans Science Jul 8, 2005 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Krishna M. AchutaRao, Peter J. Gleckler, Benjamin D. Santer, Jonathan M. Gregory, Warren M. Washington
Risk Mitigation Strategies for Tornadoes in the Context of Climate Change and Development Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change Jul 1, 2005 G. A. McBean
Detecting and Attributing External Influences on the Climate System: A Review of Recent Advances AMS Journal of Climate May 1, 2005 Tim Barnett
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
Trends in Intense Precipitation in the Climate Record AMS Journal of Climate May 1, 2005 Pavel Ya Groisman
Extracting a Climate Signal from 169 Glacier Records Science Apr 29, 2005 J. Oerlemans
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
Signals of anthropogenic influence on European warming as seen in the trend patterns of daily temperature variance International Journal of Climatology Jan 13, 2005 Klein Tank, A. M. G., Können, G. P., Selten, F. M.
Trends in indices for extremes in daily temperature and precipitation in central and western Europe, 1901–99 International Journal of Climatology Jan 10, 2005 Moberg, Anders, Jones, Philip D.
New estimates of future changes in extreme rainfall across the UK using regional climate model integrations Journal of Hydrology Jan 10, 2005 H.J. Fowler, M. Ekströmb, C.G. Kilsbya, P.D. Jones
Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003 Nature Dec 2, 2004 Peter A. Stott, D. A. Stone, M. R. Allen
Ozone and Short-term Mortality in 95 US Urban Communities, 1987-2000 JAMA Nov 17, 2004 Michelle L. Bell, Aidan McDermott, Scott L. Zeger, Jonathan M. Samet, Francesca Dominici
Detecting the effect of climate change on Canadian forest fires Geophysical Research Letters Sep 29, 2004 N. P. Gillett, A. J. Weaver, F. W. Zwiers, M. D. Flannigan
More Intense, More Frequent, and Longer Lasting Heat Waves in the 21st Century Science Aug 13, 2004 Gerald A. Meehl, Claudia Tebaldi
Factors contributing to the summer 2003 European heatwave Weather Aug 1, 2004 Black, Emily, Blackburn, Mike, Harrison, Giles, Hoskins, Brian, Methven, John
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
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