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The Center for Observations, Modeling and Prediction at Scripps (COMPAS), formed as a concerted and inter-disciplinary effort in numerical modeling, is intended to help lead the institution into the future of ocean, land, and climate research. COMPAS was intended to bring together stand-alone and regional to global coupled ocean, atmosphere, and land models with small-scale process studies and observations in order to enhance simulation, hindcasts, and forecasts of key processes. The research emphasizes a collaborative approach to cross-scale issues, from fine-scale process studies leading to improved representations of mixing, to global models used to supply boundary conditions for regional models.  PIs and research themes are united by shared interests and expertise in numerical techniques as well as providing a computing facility that promotes such research. COMPAS researchers use a variety of models, includingthe Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS), the MIT general circulation model (MITgcm), the Experimental Climate Prediction Center (ECPC) Regional SpectralModel (RSM), and the Variable Infiltration Capacity (VIC) land hydrology model.