1NCAS, University of Reading, UK
2Met Office, Exeter, UK
3University of Washington, Seattle, USA
4UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
5NCAS, University of Manchester, UK
Abstract. We present a descriptive overview of the meteorology in the south eastern Subtropical Pacific during the VOCALS-REx intensive observations campaign, which took place in October and November 2008. We provide a summary of the day-to-day meteorological and cloud conditions. Our main aim is to provide some broader spatial and temporal meteorological context for the measurements made during VOCALS-REx, attempting to link the large-scale conditions of the atmospheric circulation with the locally observed conditions, also with a view of estimating the representativity of the specific season that was sampled by VOCALS-REx.