This manual describes the single baroclinic mode version of the Neelin-Zeng Quasi-Equilibrium Tropical Circulation Model (QTCM1), developed at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Primary development of the QTCM1 was done by J. David Neelin and Ning Zeng. The original driver was written by William Weibel. Alistair Adcroft provided the direct Poisson solver used in the QTCM1. Chia Chou developed a cloud/radiation package used in the model. This manual was written by Johnny Lin, Ning Zeng, David Neelin, and Chia Chou. Contributions to the documentation were also made by Katrina Hales and Hui Su.
This model and its documentation is, by necessity, offered to the community on an ``as-is'' basis, with no warranties or guarantees given or implied. However, we earnestly desire comments and suggestions to help improve both the model and the manual. Users are particularly requested to please notify us of any bugs they find in the model. The QTCM1 development team can be reached in care of:
Prof. J. David NeelinThe QTCM1 home page on the World Wide Web is located at:
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Atmospheric Sciences
7127 Math Sciences
Los Angeles, CA
Tel: (310) 825-1217
Fax: (310) 206-5219
Links to download the model and view the online manual are also located on that page.
The authors of the manual can be reached via e-mail at:
If you have benefited from this work, and feel that it would be appropriate, please cite the major papers describing this model:
Neelin, J. D., and N. Zeng, 1998: The first quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model--formulation, J. Atmos. Sci., (submitted).
Zeng, N., J. D. Neelin, and C. Chou, 1998: The first quasi-equilibrium tropical circulation model-- implementation and simulation, J. Atmos. Sci., (submitted).
This work was supported in part by National Science Foundation grant number ATM-9521389 and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration grant number NA46GP0244.