Table 1: Designations of the numerical-prediction experiments, the year used for the oceanic preexisting conditions, and the model, NCM and NHM, used to conduct the experiments. El Niño years are followed by (E) and La Niña years by (L).

ExperimentYearModel

NCM971997 (E)NCM
NCM981998NCM
NCM991999 (L)NCM
NCM002000NCM
NCM012001NCM
NCM022002 (E)NCM
NCM032003NCM
NCM042004NCM
NCM052005NCM
NHM971997 (E)NHM
NHM981998NHM
NHM991999 (L)NHM
NHM002000NHM
NHM012001NHM
NHM022002 (E)NHM
NHM032003NHM
NHM042004NHM
NHM052005NHM