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.


NCA 4: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States (Volume II) U.S. Global Change Research Program Nov 23, 2018 Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.)
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 Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
Un/natural Disasters: Communicating Linkages Between Extreme Events and Climate Change World Meteorological Organization Oct 28, 2016 Susan Joy Hassol, Simon Torok, Sophie Lewis, and Patrick Luganda
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change The National Academies Press Mar 11, 2016 Committee on Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change Attribution
Attribution of climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
What We Know – The Reality, Risks, and Response To Climate Change American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mar 18, 2014 Mario Molina, James McCarthy, Diana Wall, Richard Alley, Julia Cole, Sarah Das, Noah Diffenbaugh, Kerry Emanuel, Howard Frumkin, Katharine Hayhoe, Camille Parmesan, Marshall 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)
Detection of human influence on sea-level pressure Nature Mar 20, 2003 Nathan P. Gillett, Francis W. Zwiers, Andrew J. Weaver, Peter A. Stott
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
Toward Regional-Scale Climate Change Detection AMS Journal of Climate Mar 1, 2003 Francis W. Zwiers and Xuebin Zhang
Liability for climate change Nature Feb 27, 2003 Myles Allen
Modeled Climate-Induced Glacier Change in Glacier National Park, 1850–2100 BioScience Feb 1, 2003 Myrna Hall and Daniel Fagre
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
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
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.
The Cause of Decreased Pan Evaporation over the Past 50 Years Science Nov 15, 2002 Michael L. Roderick, Graham D. Farquhar
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
Estimation of natural and anthropogenic contributions to twentieth century temperature change Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Aug 27, 2002 Simon F. B. Tett, Gareth S. Jones, Peter A. Stott, David C. Hill, John F. B. Mitchell, Myles R. Allen, William J. Ingram, Tim C. Johns, Colin E. Johnson, Andy Jones, David L. Roberts, David M. H. Sexton, Margaret J. Woodage
Global ocean warming tied to anthropogenic forcing Geophysical Research Letters Jun 1, 2002 Reichert, Bernhard K.; Schnur, Reiner; Bengtsson, Lennart
Interpretation of Recent Southern Hemisphere Climate Change Science May 3, 2002 David W. J. Thompson, Susan Solomon
Increasing risk of great floods in a changing climate Nature Jan 31, 2002 P. C. D. Milly, R. T. Wetherald, K. A. Dunne & T. L. Delworth
Anthropogenic Warming of Earth's Climate System Science Apr 13, 2001 Sydney Levitus, John I. Antonov, Julian Wang, Thomas L. Delworth, Keith W. Dixon, Anthony J. Broccoli
Detection of Anthropogenic Climate Change in the World's Oceans Science Apr 13, 2001 Tim P. Barnett, David W. Pierce, Reiner Schnur
Heavy Precipitation and High Streamflow in the Contiguous United States: Trends in the Twentieth Century Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society Feb 1, 2001 Pavel Ya. Groisman, Richard W. Knight, and Thomas R. Karl
Attribution of twentieth century temperature change to natural and anthropogenic causes Climate Dynamics Jan 1, 2001 P. A. Stott, S. F. B. Tett, G. S. Jones, M. R. Allen, W. J. Ingram, J. F. B. Mitchell
Role of sea surface temperature and soil-moisture feedback in the 1998 Oklahoma–Texas drought Nature Dec 14, 2000 Song-You Hong, Eugenia Kalnay