Sweden Snowboarding

by Bill
(England, Devon)

Just for the fun of it.

Just for the fun of it.

It was great, we went snowboarding in Hemavan and was a great adventure holiday with 2 other friends. I did not feel the cold much wearing the ski jacket and salopettes - even though i just had a t-shirt on underneath. I'd been to Sweden before to visit relatives in Stockholm but that was in the summer and had some really nice weather.

Im about to start a course in Meteorology next year at a university in england and looks like its gonna be really good, with a year away in oklahoma - home of the tornadoes and storm chasers alike. Online i usually use BBC or the MetOffice to check whats going on with the weather and they're usually good for learning about the subject. So to improve this site a little you could try to make some study guides and simplify them so people could understand - just maybe talk about fronts/depressions/other pressure systems etc. and some more 'extreme' weather articles. But still this is a great site and should help quite abit with my physics coursework, so thanks for that!

Sorry, but lost my camera on the way back so lost all my photos and dont see any point from getting any off google.

Barry's Response - Bill, Meteorology is always worth pursuing. It's worth it even if it's just for fun. Here's a representative photo. I hope this works.

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The relationship between physics and weather in a simple and engaging manner.

Maybe this explains it:

- Okay, everyone, let's go on a fascinating journey into the world of physics and weather! Let's say you want to see how far you can throw a ball when you play a game with your friends. Physics helps us understand what factors affect how far a ball can go. The weather is also affected by physics.

- Weather is a complex system with lots of variables, just like that game you're playing. Physics helps us understand these variables. One of the most important concepts in physics is energy. Everything around us runs on energy. Things happen because of it.

- Energy plays a big role in weather too. Solar energy heats up the Earth's surface. Here's the interesting part: different parts of the Earth heat up at different rates. Earth isn't flat, just like your game field might have bumps and slopes.

- Imagine the Earth as a giant playground. When the sun's energy heats up the surface, warm air rises from the hot spots, just like when you throw your ball. Depending on various factors, this creates something called air currents or wind.

- But it doesn't end there! Remember how the Earth spins? Just like spinning around, it can affect things too. The Earth's rotation influences the wind's direction. It's like adding spin to your throw and watching the ball curve.

- All these intricate connections and patterns in the weather are explained by physics. Every piece contributes to the bigger picture. We can predict and understand why certain weather patterns happen, like rain, snow, or hurricanes, by studying physics!

- Physics helps us unlock the mysteries of the weather like a secret code. This field lets us explore the incredible forces and interactions that shape the world around us. Maybe one of you will be a meteorologist, unraveling the secrets of the sky!

Complex stuff indeed.

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by: Rake

Whoa.. The photograph actually makes the name of the site so true, stuff in the air. I wonder how people do these kind of stuffs so easily, where I find it so hard to do the normal snowboarding.

From Barry - Maybe they have the right equipment and the right techniques. Maybe they're just naturally good at it. No matter what, I admire their skill and dedication.

They probably have more experience with snowboarding, so they can do more complex moves. In addition, they may be stronger and more coordinated than you or I, so they can do these movements easily.

by: Anonymous

You must of had fun snowboarding. I love weather.

From Barry - I'm sure it was awesome! Snow can be perfect to make the scenery amazing. I'm glad U got to see nature's beauty.

great fun
by: Rathi

Looks like you had great fun during the holiday..Really missing the pictures..

From Barry - I'd love to see what you've been up to if you'd been able to share some pictures with us. I'm sure everyone would enjoy it.

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