Indigenous Climate Information and Modern Meteorological Records in Sinazongwe District, Southern Province, Zambia

JARQ : Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
ISSN 00213551
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA0068709X
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In 2007, we conducted field research in Sinazongwe District in Southern Province, Zambia, focusing on collecting indigenous information concerning the local climate, which was often embodied in proverbs involving weather forecasts. The indigenous information was compared with recently collected meteorological records and a relationship between popular folk knowledge, local climate, and global climate factors such as ENSO (El Niño and the Southern Oscillation) was suggested. Proverbs related to agriculture and climate were categorized into four types of indicators used to forecast rain: the emergence of butterflies; tree characteristics (producing shoots, flowering, and dropping water); wind direction, wind speed, and temperature; and wind sound. The first two types are based on seasonal changes in life forms, and the latter two use wind variations produced by synoptic pattern changes.

作成者 KANNO Hiromitsu SAKURAI Takeshi SHINJO Hitoshi MIYAZAKI Hidetoshi ISHIMOTO Yudai SAEKI Tazu UMETSU Chieko SOKOTELA Sesele CHIBOOLA Milimo

agriculture in Zambia

indigenous proverbs

meteorological observation


weather forecasting

公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
国立情報学研究所メタデータ主題語彙集(資源タイプ) Journal Article
開始ページ 191
終了ページ 201
DOI 10.6090/jarq.47.191
権利 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語 eng