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Seasonal climate forecasting and the relevance of local knowledge

Auteur :
EAKIN, H.

Description :
Numerous studies of traditional agricultural communities have shown that farmers already often manage climatic risk through traditional methods of climate prediction and ritual. This local knowledge may or may not accurately predict climatic events, but it characterizes the demand for climate information and indicates how new climate forecasts might be received. Based on ethnographic data, this paper describes traditional climate prediction methods of farmers in Tlaxcala, Mexico to illustrate the relevance of local climate knowledge for seasonal forecasting.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Physical geography, issn : 0272-3646, 1999, vol. 20, n°. 6, p. 447-460, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 25 ref.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Abingdon, Taylor and Francis

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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