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.

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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
Attribution of Weather and Climate Events Annual Review of Environment and Resources Jul 26, 2017 Friederike E.L. Otto
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.)
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 climate extreme events Nature Climate Change Jun 22, 2015 Kevin E. Trenberth, John T. Fasullo & Theodore G. Shepherd
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
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
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.)
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
Title Sourcesort descending Date Author(s)
New observations of Arctic sea ice from satellite radar altimetry University College London Nov 1, 2016 Tilling, RL
Climate change and allergic disease US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Sep 1, 2008 Shea KM, Truckner RT, Weber RW, Peden DB
Phenology as a bio-indicator of climate change impacts on people and ecosystems: towards an integrated national assessment approach USA-NPN Technical Report Series 2012 May 16, 2016 USA National Phenology Network
Reclamation: Managing Water in the West: Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers Basin Study USBR Mar 15, 2016 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation
Spring Climate Trends Changing in the Northeast USDA Blog May 16, 2016 Dave Hollinger, Director, USDA Northeast Climate Hub
The Costs of Doing Nothing: A Sea Level Rise Synopsis for the Hampton Roads Region Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School Nov 18, 2016 George Van Houtven, Brooks Depro, Daniel Lapidus, Justine Allpress, Benjamin Lord
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
Synoptic and Climate Attributions of the December 2015 Extreme Flooding in Missouri, USA Water Mar 21, 2018 S.‐Y. Simon Wang, Lin Zhao Robert R. Gillies
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
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
On the causes of declining Colorado River streamflows Water Resources Research Aug 30, 2018 Mu Xiao, Bradley Udall, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
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
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
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
Hydroclimatology of the 2008 Midwest floods Water Resources Research Dec 9, 2010 D. Budikova, J. S. M. Coleman, S. A. Strope, and A. Austin
The 21st century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Udall, Bradley, Overpeck, Jonathan
The twenty‐first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Water Resources Research Feb 17, 2017 Bradley Udall, Jonathan Overpeck
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

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