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Climate and Atmospheric Sciences: Researching Climate Science

This guide is to help you get started researching topics in the climate and atmospheric sciences.

2018 Fourth National Climate Assessment

2018 Special Report by the IPCC -- Global Warmng of 1.5 degrees Celsius

Some Top Climate Science Journals

Also see Science, Nature, and PNAS. They have many articles on climate science these days.

Getting Started

Government Agencies and Other Web

Databases, for Finding Journal Articles

Also see suggested resources for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, and Geography.  And APPsearch.

IPCC AR5 -- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Fifth Assessment Report

Comprehensive review of the science of climate change.  2013-2014.  Look at studies that the AR5 cites.  It has a comprehensive bibliography at the end of each chapter.   It's up to date through 2013-2014.

Some of our Recent Books and eBooks

Cover for 
The Dance of Air and Sea

Environmental Humanities -- Climate

The university hosted the Environmental Humanities Symposium on April 4, 2014.

Contact -- John Wiswell

John Wiswell   wiswellj@appstate.edu
Belk Library 225   262-7853
Available for consultations with students -- Email me.

AppState's AppalAIR and other research

Report -- Explaining extreme weather events in terms of climate change

Video -- Carbon Emissions, 1950-2006

An Interesting Series of Articles

Some analysis of atmospheric response to the 2003 Electrical blackout in the northeastern US.  Brett Taubman was a co-author on the original article.