Swedish Weather vs. Birth Rate in four graphs
Your master thesis will NEVER start on time.
Hello?? It is almost mid-February… I am still patiently waiting for my thesis to start… 3 weeks in…. still waiting for a company computer… (#StruggleIsReal) Many of my comrades are also waiting for some sort of IT help… Log-ins, Software license… etc.
Anyways, we still Fika as usual.
Today, my friend and I were discussing the weather (80% of typical Swedish table topic). I felt that the days are getting longer. Is it true?
As it turns out, the daylight hours do not follow a normal-distribution!
The days in January are much lighter than December!
Here are the four graphs you need in order to understand Sweden.
Figure 1: December is Miserable
It is not only un-sunny during December, the sun’s altitude is also ridiculously low… Sun hoovers over the horizon, and then sets 2 hours later…
Example on Wikipedia: Sun’s altitude over the course the year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_path)
Figure 2: January is Really Really Miserable
Not only is the temperature in January low, it also rains a LOT!
Ps. throw in a few reflective gear to stay Swedishly safe this winter!
Figure 3: Baby Myth Busted
People always say most babies in Sweden are conceived during Mid-Summer festival… Not really, according to my findings.
I found the Swedish conception rate by taking the differential of Sweden’s birth-rate and circular-shifted 9-month forward (assuming typical pregnancy is 3-trimesters).
Figure 4: Baby Myth Busted 2
What I found instead is the biggest stimulus for baby-conception is related to the sharp drop in daylight sunniness…
Recommended Further Studies:
Monthly Alcohol Consumption vs. Daylight hours… and…
why you should avoid binge drinking, especially during the winter…
I hope I have made a significant contribution to the Swedish Anthropology Society. You are welcome!
%% Oh! Don’t forget to reference: (super important here in Sweden!)
(PS. this guy below might be “over-doing” this safety thing…)