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.


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
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.)
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
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
Titlesort descending Source Date Author(s)
Variability in the surface temperature and melt extent of the Greenland ice sheet from MODIS Geophysical Research Letters May 28, 2013 Hall, Dorothy K., Comiso, Josefino C., DiGirolamo, Nicolo E., Shuman, Christopher A., Box, Jason E., Koenig, Lora S.
Variability in tornado frequency associated with U.S. landfalling tropical cyclones Geophysical Research Letters Sep 3, 2009 Belanger, James I., Curry, Judith A., Hoyos, Carlos D.
Variability of extreme precipitation over Yunnan Province, China 1960–2012 International Journal of Climatology Mar 14, 2014 Li, Yun‐Gang, He, Daming, Hu, Jin‐Ming, Cao, Jie
Variability of tornado climatology across the continental United States International Journal of Climatology Nov 6, 2014 Farney, Tory J., Dixon, P. Grady
Variability of tornado occurrence over the continental United States since 1950 Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Jun 27, 2016 Guo, Li, Wang, Kaicun, Bluestein, Howard B.
Variations in the Intensity and Spatial Extent of Tropical Cyclone Precipitation Geophysical Research Letters Oct 18, 2019 Danielle Touma, Samantha Stevenson, Suzana J. Camargo, Daniel E. Horton, Noah S. Diffenbaugh
Viral emergence in marine mammals in the North Pacific may be linked to Arctic sea ice reduction Scientific Reports Nov 7, 2019 E. VanWormer, J. A. K. Mazet, A. Hall, V. A. Gill, P. L. Boveng, J. M. London, T. Gelatt, B. S. Fadely, M. E. et al
Vital Signs: Update on Zika Virus–Associated Birth Defects and Evaluation of All U.S. Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Exposure — U.S. Zika Pregnancy Registry, 2016 MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Apr 4, 2017 Megan R. Reynolds, MPH; Abbey M. Jones, MPH; Emily E. Petersen, MD; Ellen H. Lee, MD; Marion E. Rice, MPH; Andrea Bingham, PhD; Sascha R. Ellington, MSPH; Nicole Evert, MS; Sarah Reagan-Steiner, MD et al
Vulnerability due to Nocturnal Tornadoes American Meteorological Society Apr 26, 2008 Walker S. Ashley, Andrew J. Krmenec, and Rick Schwantes
Vulnerability of African maize yield to climate change and variability during 1961–2010 Food Security Jul 2, 2014 Wenjiao Shi, Fulu Tao
Vulnerability of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands to present-day rates of relative sea-level rise Nature Communications Mar 14, 2017 Krista L. Jankowski, Torbjörn E Törnqvist, Anjali M Fernandes
Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States Nature Communications Mar 13, 2018 Judah Cohen, Karl Pfeiffer, Jennifer A. Francis
Warming and Earlier Spring Increase Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity Science Aug 18, 2006 A. L. Westerling, H. G. Hidalgo, D. R. Cayan, T. W. Swetnam
Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year Nature Jan 22, 2009 Eric J. Steig, David P. Schneider, Scott D. Rutherford, Michael E. Mann, Josefino C. Comiso, Drew T. Shindell
Water and energy budgets of hurricanes: Case studies of Ivan and Katrina Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres Dec 12, 2007 Trenberth, Kevin E., Davis, Christopher A., Fasullo, John
Water, drought, climate change, and conflict in Syria American Meteorological Society Feb 3, 2014 Peter H. Gleick
Weakening of tropical Pacific atmospheric circulation due to anthropogenic forcing Nature May 4, 2006 Gabriel A. Vecchi, Brian J. Soden, Andrew T. Wittenberg, Isaac M. Held, Ants Leetmaa, Matthew J. Harrison
Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate The U.S. Climate Change Science Program Preface Jun 1, 2008 Thomas R. Karl, Gerald A. Meehl, Christopher D. Miller, Susan J. Hassol, Anne M. Waple, and William L. Murray
Western Pine Beetle Populations in Arizona and California Differ in the Composition of Their Aggregation Pheromones Journal of Chemical Ecology Apr 28, 2016 Pureswaran DS, Hofstetter RW, Sullivan BT, Grady AM, Brownie C
Western Wildfires: A Fiery Future Climate Central Jun 23, 2016 Alyson Kenward, PhD, Todd Sanford, PhD, James Bronzan