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Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond / Edition 1

Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy: Life, Earth, and Beyond / Edition 1

by Axel Kleidon, Ralph D. Lorenz
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ISBN-13: 9783642061356
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Series: Understanding Complex Systems
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Entropy Production by Earth System Processes.- Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics in an Energy-Rich Universe.- Stumbling Into the MEP Racket: An Historical Perspective.- Maximum Entropy Production and Non-Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics.- Using Ecology to Quantify Organization in Fluid Flows.- Cosmological and Biological Reproducibility: Limits on the Maximum Entropy Production Principle.- Entropy Production in Turbulent Mixing.- Entropy Production of Atmospheric Heat Transport.- Water Vapor and Entropy Production in the Earth's Atmosphere.- Thermodynamics of the Ocean Circulation: A Global Perspective on the Ocean System and Living Systems.- Entropy and the Shaping of the Landscape by Water.- Entropy Production in the Planetary Context.- The Free-Energy Transduction and Entropy Production in Initial Photosynthetic Reactions.- Biotic Entropy Production and Global Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions.- Coupled Evolution of Earth's Atmosphere and Biosphere.- Temperature, Biogenesis and Biospheric Self-Organization.- Entropy and Gaia: Is there a Link Between MEP and Self-Regulation in the Climate System?- Insights from Thermodynamics for the Analysis of Economic Processes.

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