#14 The Wind
The wind is a very intimidating feature of mother nature. The different types of winds can go from complete destruction till the fresh summer breeze that cools you down.
It could not be a better day to write about the wind than today. Here in Winnipeg it is full snow storm and we can’t get home tonight. That is okey because we can stay at my sister and brother in law. I am grateful for that the wind bring us together 😀
Here is why you have to be grateful for the wind:
- It can cool you down during a hot summer day.
- It can make a bad shot in golf to look incredible 🙂
- It can let you sit on a bike and getting pushed forward. It have happened to me 😀
- It can take your breath away.
- It can make waves.
- It gave us sailboats.
- It gives us reusable and environmental friendly energy.
- It makes snow drifts.
- It makes us stay inside and enjoy our family.
- It creates waves that can be used as a energy source.
- It can help a ski jumper set a world record.
- It makes us humble.
- It makes us innovate.
- It can blow a dry wind during winer warming us up.
- The wind makes it cozy inside when you sit at your cottage in front of the fireplace.
- The wind keeps you awake.
- The wind comes and goes.
- That is can disappear.
- That it is invisible.
- That the wind we feel is a part of us on a Quantum physics level 🙂
- That the planets in the solar system have their own winds.
- That it can be wind-still.
- That we can see which direction the wind blows.
- That the wind is your breath.
- The wind can bring us the smell of something.
- It can make us happy.
- It can fascinate us.
- The breeze that lifts your wifes vial at your wedding 🙂
- It gives us the ability to fly.
- It gave us birds.
- It gave us kites.
- It is the cozy breeze when you sit out in the nature around a bonfire.
The wind is truly a amazing creation! It is all around us and it make us as human beings become humble and understand that we are just on this planet for a reason to live our life the very best and enjoy life.
Here is a little insight in what wind really are?
Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. On Earth, wind consists of the bulk movement of air. In outer space, solar wind is the movement of gases or charged particles from the sun through space, while planetary wind is theoutgassing of light chemical elements from a planet’s atmosphere into space. Winds are commonly classified by their spatial scale, their speed, the types of forces that cause them, the regions in which they occur, and their effect. The strongest observed winds on a planet in our solar system occur on Neptuneand Saturn.
In meteorology, winds are often referred to according to their strength, and the direction from which the wind is blowing. Short bursts of high speed wind are termed gusts. Strong winds of intermediate duration (around one minute) are termed squalls. Long-duration winds have various names associated with their average strength, such as breeze, gale, storm, hurricane, and typhoon. Wind occurs on a range of scales, from thunderstorm flows lasting tens of minutes, to local breezes generated by heating of land surfaces and lasting a few hours, to global winds resulting from the difference in absorption of solar energy between the climate zones on Earth. The two main causes of large scale atmospheric circulation are the differential heating between the equator and the poles, and the rotation of the planet (Coriolis effect). Within the tropics,thermal low circulations over terrain and high plateaus can drive monsooncirculations. In coastal areas the sea breeze/land breeze cycle can define local winds; in areas that have variable terrain, mountain and valley breezes can dominate local winds.
In human civilization, wind has inspired mythology, influenced the events ofhistory, expanded the range of transport and warfare, and provided a power source for mechanical work, electricity, and recreation. Wind has powered the voyages of sailing ships across Earth’s oceans. Hot air balloons use the wind to take short trips, and powered flight uses it to increase lift and reduce fuel consumption. Areas of wind shear caused by various weather phenomena can lead to dangerous situations for aircraft. When winds become strong, trees and man-made structures are damaged or destroyed.
Winds can shape landforms, via a variety of Aeolian processes such as the formation of fertile soils, such as loess, and by erosion. Dust from large deserts can be moved great distances from its source region by the prevailing winds; winds that are accelerated by rough topography and associated with dust outbreaks have been assigned regional names in various parts of the world because of their significant effects on those regions. Wind affects the spread of wildfires. Winds disperse seeds from various plants, enabling the survival and dispersal of those plant species, as well as flying insect populations. When combined with cold temperatures, wind has a negative impact on livestock. Wind affects animals’ food stores, as well as their hunting and defensive strategies.
The amazing wind:
The wind is amazing. It can be intimidating, fascinating and enjoyable. It can devastate and create. Humans are fascinated by the wind and are trying to harness it through our creations that make us benefit from the wind and enjoy it.
Lets go out there and enjoy the wind. I will today. It brings me and my wife closer to our family.
John Thore Stub Sneisen (c)
Live like the wind. Be calm when you need the focus and let the storm inside of you bring out the very best!