The Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI) is the home and primary development institution for GCAM, an open source model that represents the linkages between energy, water, land, climate, and economic systems. GCAM is a market equilibrium model, is global in scope, and operates from 1990 to 2100 in 5-year time steps. It can be used to examine, for example, how changes in population, income, or technology cost might alter crop production, energy demand, or water withdrawals, or how changes in one region’s demand for energy affect energy, water, and land in other regions. GCAM has been developed at PNNL for over 30 years and is now a freely available community model and documented online. The team at JGCRI is comprised of economists, engineers, energy experts, forest ecologists, agricultural scientists, and climate system scientists who develop the model and apply it to a range of science and policy questions and work closely with Earth system and ecosystem modelers to integrate the human decision components of GCAM into their analyses.

Projects (1)
The Integrated Human-Earth System Dynamics (IHESD) scientific focus area is improving the integrated understanding of the drivers, responses, and feedbacks in global earth system evolution, with a focus on energy, water, land, climate, and the economy. The research vision is to deliver scientific...
  1. Datasets

Datasets (1)