The researcher Dr. Ahmed Al-Shraida lecture at Ajloun National Private University entitled. "Climate, Weather and Weather in the Collective Heritage of the Arab East" At the beginning of the lecture, he gave an overview of the development of meteorology through the ages.
And the researcher, Dr. Al-Sharida, the popular weather indicators are also based on the climatic and weather calendar, and all of them depend on natural and innate inferences, some of which are also inherited from ancient popular cultures that were in circulation among the Arameans - the Syriacs, the Chaldeans, the Assyrians, the Nabataeans, and the Babylonians, and they were mentioned in ancient manuscripts and books.
He added ((daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly weather bulletins governed by purely traditional and natural means, in addition to monitoring the behavior and emotion of animals and a number of plants. Some also resort to careful tracking and monitoring of the sun, moon, stars, wind movement, clouds, humidity and temperature, as they represent data that can be read and interpreted in the imagination. The popular people to explore and monitor the weather conditions through it, and they see it as an instinctive and purely natural part of a popular social heritage that is truer by virtue of experience in monitoring weather conditions)).
He stressed that the tools and methods of popular meteorological observation today remain mere speculation in the face of the power and authority of modern science and technology.
He pointed out that popular and traditional weather forecasts were prevalent in the Arab East (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine) and are still inherited to this day.
Then he presented an explanation about the Aramaic-Syriac names for the names of the months of the year and presented scientific evidence about a number of climatic and ritual proverbs inherited from generation to generation.
In conclusion, the researcher Al-Sharida presented explanations for the phenomenon of long-term popular forecasting by inferring from the (irrigation hyacinth - Al-Aslan) plant and the experience of (Al-Bawahir, which is the use of natural salt in predicting long-range weather conditions).
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