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Entropy 2009, 11(4), 945-948; doi:10.3390/e11040945
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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
(This article belongs to the Special Issue What Is Maximum Entropy Production and How Should We Apply It?)
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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 maximum entropy production; minimum entropy; water vapour feedback
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