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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.

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Figure 1: December is Miserable

SunSunAlt

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…

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Example on Wikipedia: Sun’s altitude over the course the year (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_path)

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Figure 2: January is Really Really Miserable

PrecipitationTemp

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!

reflector mario VJ

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Figure 3: Baby Myth Busted

TempConception

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).

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Figure 4: Baby Myth Busted 2

Conception

What I found instead is the biggest stimulus for baby-conception is related to the sharp drop in daylight sunniness…

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Recommended Further Studies:

Monthly Alcohol Consumption vs. Daylight hours… and…

why you should avoid binge drinking, especially during the winter…

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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!)

[1] www.scb.se/en_/Finding-statistics/Statistics-by-subject-area/Population/Population-composition/Population-statistics/Aktuell-Pong/25795/Monthly-statistics–The-whole-country/25890/

[2] http://www.gothenburg.climatemps.com/

 

löv,

gimmygöteborg

(PS. this guy below might be “over-doing” this safety thing…)

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1 Comment

  • Raghuraman
    Raghuraman • 7 Feb 2016 at 10.48 am Reply

    awww so lovely to read!

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