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How the Tornado Came to Be: Local Constructions by Kiowas and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains. Mark H. Palmer Department of Geography University of Oklahoma. Slapout, Ok 6/11/97 (Todd Lindley). The Human Dimensions of Tornadoes. Observations Language Images.

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How the Tornado Came to Be: Local Constructions by Kiowas and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

Mark H. Palmer

Department of Geography

University of Oklahoma


Slapout, Ok 6/11/97 (Todd Lindley) and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


The human dimensions of tornadoes
The Human Dimensions of Tornadoes and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Observations

  • Language

  • Images


Movement and observation
Movement and Observation and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Both Kiowa and meteorological knowledge of tornadoes are highly dependent upon movement. Movement is important in the observation and subsequent inscription of tornado images.


Movement and observation1
Movement and Observation and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • The Kiowa Man-ka-ih story emerged from a migratory people who roamed the plains of what are now known as the Texas Panhandle, northeast New Mexico, eastern Colorado, western Kansas, and western Oklahoma.

  • Their experiences and observations of tornadoes molded the creation of the story.


Movement and observation2
Movement and Observation and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Migration and why?

  • Core area and why?

  • Sun Dance Climatology


Movement and observation3
Movement and Observation and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • In similar fashion scores of meteorologists roamed these same places in search of the elusive tornado, a ground truthing exercise that led to the development of universal scientific inscriptions.


Movement observation ground truthing
Movement, Observation, Ground Truthing and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


Language
Language and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Kiowa – oral, some written, particular, and local; Kiowa language and ideas integrated into the work of Kiowa scholars

  • Meteorology – mathematics, physics, local to universal, particular to generalizations


Images kiowa
Images: Kiowa and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Over time, various Kiowa people including Silver Horn, N. Scott Momaday, and Al Momaday created inscriptions representing the story which circulated through the greater American society.

  • Images contain information


Kiowa pictorial calendar summer and winter of 1833 35
Kiowa Pictorial Calendar: Summer and Winter of 1833 -35 and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


Summer and winter 1936
Summer and Winter 1936 and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


Man-ka-ih and Meteorologists on the Southern Great PlainsLightning comes from its mouth, and the tail, whipping and thrashing on the air, makes the high, hot wind of the tornado. But they speak to it, saying “Pass over me.” They are not afraid of Man-ka-ih, for it understands their language (Momaday, 1969: 48).


Images meteorology
Images: Meteorology and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

  • Supercell Schematic

  • Doppler Radar: Reflectivity, Velocity


Schematic
Schematic and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


Images
Images and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


Comparing systems
Comparing Systems and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

Kiowa Meteorology


Comparing systems1
Comparing Systems and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

Kiowa Meteorology


Comparing systems2
Comparing Systems and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

Kiowa Meteorology


Comparing systems3
Comparing Systems and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains

Kiowa Meteorology


Thank you
Thank You! and Meteorologists on the Southern Great Plains


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