Also known as
Model type Single
Model part of larger framework
Incorporated models or components:
Spatial dimensions 2D
Spatial extent Global
Model domain Climate
One-line model description Quasi-equilibrium Tropical Circulation Model
Extended model description QTCMs are models of intermediate complexity suitable for the modeling of tropical climate and its variability. It occupies a niche among climate models between complex general circulation models and simple models.

Tropical climate,

First name David
Last name Neelin
Type of contact Model developer
Institute / Organization University of California, Los Angeles
Postal address 1 7127 Math Sciences, Box 951565
Postal address 2
Town / City Los Angeles
Postal code 90095
State California
Country United States
Email address
Phone 310-825-1217
Fax 310-206-5219

Supported platforms Linux
Other platform
Programming language Fortran90
Other program language
Code optimized Single Processor
Multiple processors implemented
Nr of distributed processors
Nr of shared processors
Start year development 1997
Does model development still take place? No
If above answer is no, provide end year model development 2002
Code development status
When did you indicate the 'code development status'?
Model availability
Source code availability
(Or provide future intension)
Through web repository
Source web address
Source csdms web address
Program license type Other
Program license type other
Memory requirements
Typical run time

Describe input parameters
Input format ASCII
Other input format
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Output format
Other output format NETCDF
Pre-processing software needed? No
Describe pre-processing software
Post-processing software needed? No
Describe post-processing software
Visualization software needed? No
If above answer is yes
Other visualization software

Describe processes represented by the model
Describe key physical parameters and equations
Describe length scale and resolution constraints
Describe time scale and resolution constraints
Describe any numerical limitations and issues

Describe available calibration data sets
Upload calibration data sets if available:
Describe available test data sets
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Describe ideal data for testing

Do you have current or future plans for collaborating with other researchers?
Is there a manual available? Yes
Upload manual if available: Media:Qtcm manv2.3.pdf
Model website if any
Model forum / discussion board

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OpenMI compliant No but possible
BMI compliant No but possible
WMT component No but possible
PyMT component
Is this a data component
Can be coupled with:
Model info
David Neelin
Nr. of publications: 21
Total citations: 1430
h-index: 13
m-quotient: 0.59
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Nr. of publications: 21
Total citations: 1430
h-index: 13
m-quotient: 0.59

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