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Table 1 ENSO characteristics during the period of study 1998–2009

From: Phenological Responses to ENSO in the Global Oceans

  Years
98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09
MEI sign + + + + +
Event type LN LN LN   CP EN CP EN   LN CP EN LN LN
  1. The El Niño and La Niña events are defined based on variations of the Multivariate ENSO Index by ±0.5 Standard Deviation. The classification of Central Pacific El Niño events is based on Yu et al. (2012) and Radenac et al. (2012)
  2. EN El Niño, CP Central Pacific, LN La Niña