Transportation Module of Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM): Model Documentation

The objective of this project was to update and refine the transportation module of the Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM, formerly MiniCAM). The project broadly encompasses the following four refinements to the transportation sector of GCAM: 1. Increased resolution to include the full spectrum of sub-modes and technologies available in passenger and freight transport; 2. Refined estimates of input parameters so as to better represent real-world heterogeneity in a way consistent with the latest literature on transportation; 3. Refined estimates of base year (2005) estimates of transportation demand, and disaggregation of IEA energy estimates between modes and size classes; 4. Included the non-motorized modes of walking and biking. The purpose of this document is to describe the methodological approaches taken in this update; no results or forecasts from GCAM are given.

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    • This research was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers program.
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    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    3180 George Washington Way
    Richland, WA  United States  99354

    California Department of Transportation

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    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Mishra, Gouri Shankar
    • Kyle, Page
    • Teter, Jacob
    • Morrison, Geoffrey M
    • Kim, Sanling
    • Yeh, Sonia
  • Publication Date: 2013-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 118p

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  • Accession Number: 01497438
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UCD-ITS-RR-13-05
  • Created Date: Sep 19 2013 6:03PM