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Title: Traditional method of rainfall prediction through Almanacs in Ladakh
Authors: Angchok, D
Dubey, V K
Keywords: Tibetan astrology
<i style="">Lotho</i>
Weather forecasting
Traditional rainfall prediction method
Issue Date: Jan-2006
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b style="">Int. Cl.<sup>7</sup>: </b>G01W1/00
Abstract: Farmers in Ladakh (North-eastern part of J&K State) are still following the agronomic practices of crop production based on astrological facts of <i style="">Lotho</i> (Tibetan almanac), yet there is no systematic study or very few ever attempted to see the rationality of the ancient knowledge system. Like Indian <i style="">Panchang</i> (the religious calendar), the Tibetan <i style="">Lotho</i> also has a mathematical base for predicting the meteorological occurrences. An attempt has been made through this study to check the rationality of rainfall predictions made in <i style="">lotho</i>. The findings were quite encouraging and the rainfall predictions made in <i style="">lotho</i> were found to be going hand-in-hand with the predictions made by Government meteorological departments through modern techniques and procedures.
Description: 145-150
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(1) [January 2006]

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