We have averaged the EqPac Fall Cruise data (5N-5S) along 140W, and used that data set to initialize and force the model (i.e., only for NO3 and Si(OH)4 field). There are two experiments. One is called "eqpac", means to use the averaged eqpac data. The other is "70%eqpac", means to reduce eqpac data by 30% and use that to initial and force the model. The model output comparison is listed here.

Following are vertical rates for these two simulations:

The eqpac vertical rates

The 70%eqpac vertical rates