GCAM v3.2 Documentation: Getting Started with GCAM

Documentation for GCAM
The Global Change Analysis Model

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Getting Started with GCAM

PNNL is committed to making the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) a community tool – expanding its user community and gradually opening the development of the model to this community. A range of users across the globe are now using and modifying GCAM for their individual research needs. This wiki is still a work in progress. We will continue to expand this page with detail as available. In the interim, please download the GCAM Tutorial presentation from the 2011 Community Modeling meeting (7mb pdf). In addition, we have included a list of model parameters (GCAM Model Parameters).

Listserve: To support the emerging community of GCAM users, we have created a GCAM Community Listserve. The listserve serves as a place for conversations among GCAM users and to ask . It also serves as a vehicle for raising questions about GCAM to which other members of the community or staff at the Joint Global Change Research Institute might respond. Finally, it serves as a means to make announcements about updates or changes to the model. To subscribe to the listserve with email, please send an email to listserv@listserv.umd.edu with the email body: subscribe gcam-community . You can also go directly to the website for the listserv, which has all the functionality including posting at: https://listserv.umd.edu/archives/gcam-community.html. You do not have to be registered to view the archive on the website.

Research with GCAM: Individual researchers within and without PNNL are welcome to make any changes they like for their own research interests.

However, any revised version must be identified not as GCAM but as GCAM-xxxx. For example, the GCAM version that has been customized to India is referred to as GCAM-IIM (for India Institute of Management)

Before attempting to run the model, please review the minimum system requirements for GCAM.