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)
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
Are observed decadal changes in intermediate water masses a signature of anthropogenic climate change? Geophysical Research Letters Sep 15, 2000 Helene T. Banks, Richard A. Wood, Jonathan M. Gregory, Timothy C. Johns, Gareth S. Jones
Preventing disaster: Home ignitability in the wildland-urban interface Journal of Forestry Mar 1, 2000 Jack D. Cohen
ENSO and interannual rainfall variability in Uganda: implications for agricultural management International Journal of Climatology Feb 21, 2000 Phillips, Jennifer and McIntyre, Beverly
Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis World Health Organization Jan 1, 2000 Andrew K. Githeko, Steve W. Lindsay, Ulisses E. Confalonieri, & Jonathan A. Patz