[index] section of a configuration file contains options used to
determine the start and end years of climate indices (such as El Niño
[index] ## options related to producing nino index. # start and end years for the nino 3.4 analysis. Using out-of-bounds values # like start_year = 1 and end_year = 9999 will be clipped to the valid range # of years, and is a good way of insuring that all values are used. # For valid statistics, index times should include at least 30 years startYear = 1 endYear = 9999
Start and End Year¶
A custom config file should specify a start and end year for climate indices.
If the end year is beyond the range of the simulation (typically true for the
endYear = 9999), the range will be reduced to those dates with
available data and a warning message will be displayed.