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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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
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.)
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.)
The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States Climate and Health Assessment Apr 4, 2016 US Global Change Research Program
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
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
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Urban heat island impacts on plant phenology: intra-urban variability and response to land cover Environmental Research Letters May 20, 2016 Samuel C Zipper, Jason Schatz, Aditya Singh, Christopher J Kucharik, Philip A Townsend, Steven P Loheide II
US daily temperature records past, present, and future Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Nov 22, 2016 Gerald A. Meehl, Claudia Tebaldi, Dennis Adams-Smith
US regional tornado outbreaks and their links to spring ENSO phases and North Atlantic SST variability Environmental Research Letters Jan 22, 2016 Sang-Ki Lee, Andrew TWittenberg, David B Enfield, Scott J Weaver, Chunzai Wang and Robert Atlas
US surface ozone trends and extremes from 1980 to 2014: quantifying the roles of rising Asian emissions, domestic controls, wildfires, and climate Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Mar 1, 2017 Lin, Meiyun, Horowitz, Larry W., Payton, Richard, Fiore, Arlene M., Tonnesen, Gail
US surface ozone trends and extremes from 1980 to 2014: quantifying the roles of rising Asian emissions, domestic controls, wildfires, and climate Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Mar 1, 2017 Lin, Meiyun, Horowitz, Larry W., Payton, Richard, Fiore, Arlene M., Tonnesen, Gail
Using data to attribute episodes of warming and cooling in instrumental records Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Feb 5, 2013 Ka-Kit Tung, Jiansong Zhou
Using GPS collars to determine parturition and cause-specific mortality of moose calves Wildlife Society Bulletin Jul 21, 2015 Severud, William J., Giudice, Glenn Del, Obermoller, Tyler R., Enright, Thomas A., Wright, Robert G., Forester, James D.
Using present-day observations to detect when anthropogenic change forces surface ocean carbonate chemistry outside preindustrial bounds Biogeosciences Sep 13, 2016 Sutton, Adrienne J., Sabine, Christopher L., Feely, Richard A., Cai, Wei-Jun, Cronin, Meghan F., McPhaden, Michael J., Morell, Julio M., Newton, Jan A., Noh, Jae-Hoon, Ólafsdóttir, Sólveig R., Salisbury, Joseph E., Send, Uwe et al
Variability and climate change in the Mantaro River Basin, Central Peruvian Andes Proceedings of 8 ICSHMO Apr 24, 2006 Yamina Silva, Ken Takahashi, Nicolas Cruz, Grace Trasmonte, Kobi Mosquera, Elsa Nickl, Raul Chavez, Berlin Segura and Pablo Lagos
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 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.
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 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
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

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