The Quasi-Geostrophic Coupled Model (Q-GCM) has been developed jointly by National Oceanography Centre (UK), Florida State University (USA) and The Australian National University (Australia).
Q-GCM is a mid-latitude, basin scale coupled ocean-atmosphere model. The basic model consists of a quasi-geostrophic channel atmosphere coupled to a simple, rectangular quasi-geostrophic ocean. Heat and momentum exchanges between the ocean and the atmosphere are mediated via embedded mixed layer models, and the system is driven by latitudinal variations in incident solar radiation.
You can join the Q-GCM users group by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.