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A Story and a Recommendation about the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production
RSBS, Australian National University and IASOS, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Received: 23 October 2009 / Accepted: 26 November 2009 / Published: 30 November 2009
Abstract: The principle of maximum entropy production (MEP) is the subject of considerable academic study, but has yet to become remarkable for its practical applications. A tale is told of an instance in which a spin-off from consideration of an MEP-constrained climate model at least led to re-consideration of the very practical issue of water-vapour feedback in climate change. Further, and on a more-or-less unrelated matter, a recommendation is made for further research on whether there might exist a general "rule" whereby, for certain classes of complex non-linear systems, a state of maximum entropy production is equivalent to a state of minimum entropy.
Keywords: maximum entropy production; minimum entropy; water vapour feedback
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Paltridge, G.W. A Story and a Recommendation about the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production. Entropy 2009, 11, 945-948.
Paltridge GW. A Story and a Recommendation about the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production. Entropy. 2009; 11(4):945-948.
Paltridge, Garth W. 2009. "A Story and a Recommendation about the Principle of Maximum Entropy Production." Entropy 11, no. 4: 945-948.