Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 225-288, 2011
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Large-scale and synoptic meteorology in the South-East Pacific during the observations campaign VOCALS-REx in Spring 2008
T. Toniazzo1, S. J. Abel2, R. Wood3, C. R. Mechoso4, G. Allen5, and L. C. Shaffrey1
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.

Citation: Toniazzo, T., Abel, S. J., Wood, R., Mechoso, C. R., Allen, G., and Shaffrey, L. C.: Large-scale and synoptic meteorology in the South-East Pacific during the observations campaign VOCALS-REx in Spring 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11, 225-288, doi:10.5194/acpd-11-225-2011, 2011.
 
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