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Cross-Working Group Box: Attribution, Figure 1

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Cross-Working Group Box: Attribution, Figure 1 | Schematic of the steps to develop an attribution assessment, and the purposes of such assessments. Methods and systems used to test the attribution hypothesis or theory include: model-based fingerprinting; other model-based methods; evidence-based fingerprinting; process-based approaches; empirical or decomposition methods; and the use of multiple lines of evidence. Many of the methods are based on the comparison of the observed state of a system to a hypothetical counterfactual world that does not include the driver of interest to help estimate the causes of the observed response.