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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
本文フルテキスト

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 Ni?o 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.

刊行年月2013-04-01
作成者KANNO HiromitsuSAKURAI TakeshiSHINJO HitoshiMIYAZAKI HidetoshiISHIMOTO YudaiSAEKI TazuUMETSU ChiekoSOKOTELA SeseleCHIBOOLA Milimo
著者キーワード

agriculture in Zambia

indigenous proverbs

meteorological observation

resilience

weather forecasting

公開者Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
データ作成日2013-04-01
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
47
2
開始ページ191
終了ページ201
DOI10.6090/jarq.47.191
権利Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
言語eng