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)
Have anthropogenic aerosols delayed a greenhouse gas-induced weakening of the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation? Geophysical Research Letters Jan 21, 2006 Thomas L. Delworth and Keith W. Dixon
Onset of spring starting earlier across the Northern Hemisphere Global Change Biology Jan 16, 2006 Schwartz, Marl D., Ahas, Rein, Aasa, Anto
Thermohaline Ocean Circulation Encyclopedia of Quaternary Sciences Jan 1, 2006 Stefan Rahmstorf
Maximum and minimum temperature trends for the globe: An update through 2004 Geophysical Research Letters Dec 14, 2005 Russell S. Vose, David R. Easterling, Byron Gleason
Detection of changes in temperature extremes during the second half of the 20th century Geophysical Research Letters Oct 26, 2005 Christidis, Nikolaos, Stott, Peter A., Brown, Simon, Hegerl, Gabriele C., Caesar, John
Precipitation Shifts over Western North America as a Result of Declining Arctic Sea Ice Cover: The Coupled System Response American Meteorological Society Sep 30, 2005 Jacob O. Sewall
Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms Nature Sep 28, 2005 James C. Orr, Victoria J. Fabry, Olivier Aumont, Laurent Bopp, Scott C. Doney, Richard A. Feely, Anand Gnanadesikan, Nicolas Gruber, Akio Ishida, Fortunat Joos, Robert M. Key, Keith Lindsay, Ernst Maier-Reimer, Richard Matear, Patrick Monfray et al
Response of Extreme Storm Tide Levels to Long-term Sea Level Change Oceans, 2005: Proceedings of Marine Technology Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Sep 19, 2005 Chris E. Zervas
Changes in Tropical Cyclone Number, Duration, and Intensity in a Warming Environment Science Sep 16, 2005 P. J. Webster, G. J. Holland, J. A. Curry, H.-R. Chang
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
Trends in Intense Precipitation in the Climate Record AMS Journal of Climate May 1, 2005 Pavel Ya Groisman
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
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.