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)
Synoptic and Climate Attributions of the December 2015 Extreme Flooding in Missouri, USA Water Mar 21, 2018 Boniface Fosu, Simon Wang, and Kathleen Pegion
Atmospheric Rivers, Floods and the Water Resources of California Water Mar 23, 2011 Michael D. Dettinger, Fred Martin Ralph, Tapash Das, Paul J. Neiman and Daniel R. Cayan
Winter Snow Level Rise in the Northern Sierra Nevada from 2008 to 2017 Water Nov 18, 2017 Benjamin J. Hatchett, Orcid, Britta Daudert, Christopher B. Garner, Nina S. Oakley, Aaron E. Putnam , and Allen B. White
The twenty‐first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Bradley Udall, Jonathan Overpeck
Annually resolved late Holocene paleohydrology of the southern Sierra Nevada and Tulare Lake, California Water Resources Research Dec 17, 2015 Adams, Kenneth D., Negrini, Robert M., Cook, Edward R., Rajagopal, Seshadri
Independent effects of temperature and precipitation on modeled runoff in the conterminous United States Water Resources Research Nov 22, 2011 Gregory J. McCabe, David M. Wolock
Sensitivity of snowpack storage to precipitation and temperature using spatial and temporal analog models Water Resources Research Nov 4, 2014 Charles H. Luce, Viviana Lopez‐Burgos, Zachary Holden
Hydroclimatology of the 2008 Midwest floods Water Resources Research Dec 9, 2010 D. Budikova, J. S. M. Coleman, S. A. Strope, and A. Austin
Snowmelt timing alters shallow but not deep soil moisture in the Sierra Nevada Water Resources Research Feb 7, 2014 Joseph C. Blankinship, Matthew W. Meadows, Ryan G. Lucas, and Stephen C. Hart
Global and Regional Increase of Precipitation Extremes under Global Warming Water Resources Research May 9, 2019 Simon Michael Papalexiou and Alberto Montanari
Quantifying the relative contribution of the climate and direct human impacts on mean annual streamflow in the contiguous United States Water Resources Research Sep 24, 2011 Dingbao Wang, Mohamad Hejazi
The 21st century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Udall, Bradley, Overpeck, Jonathan
On the causes of declining Colorado River streamflows Water Resources Research Aug 30, 2018 Mu Xiao, Bradley Udall, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Global and regional climate in 2016 Weather Aug 8, 2017 Kennedy, John, Dunn, Robert, McCarthy, Mark, Titchner, Holly, Morice, Colin
Factors contributing to the summer 2003 European heatwave Weather Aug 1, 2004 Black, Emily, Blackburn, Mike, Harrison, Giles, Hoskins, Brian, Methven, John
The North Atlantic Ocean and climate change in the UK and northern Europe Weather Jan 8, 2016 Wells, Neil C.
Quantile-based bias correction and uncertainty quantification of extreme event attribution statements Weather and Climate Extremes Feb 16, 2016 Jeon, Paciorek, and Wehner
Quantifying statistical uncertainty in the attribution of human influence on severe weather Weather and Climate Extremes Jun 15, 2018 Paciorek, Stone, and Wehner
Detection and attribution of climate extremes in the observed record Weather and Climate Extremes Jan 18, 2016 David R. Easterling, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Michael F. Wehner, Liqiang Sun
Early 21st century anthropogenic changes in extremely hot days as simulated by the C20C+ detection and attribution multi-model ensemble Weather and Climate Extremes Jun 8, 2018 Michael Wehner, Dáithí Stone, Hideo Shiogama, Piotr Wolskic, Andrew Ciavarella, Nikolaos Christidis, Harinarayan Krishnana