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The Maximum Entropy Production Principle: Its Theoretical Foundations and Applications to the Earth System

Dyke, J. G. and Kleidon, A. (2010) The Maximum Entropy Production Principle: Its Theoretical Foundations and Applications to the Earth System Entropy, 12, (3), pp. 613-630.

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The Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle has been remarkably successful in producing accurate predictions for non-equilibrium states. We argue that this is because the MEP principle is an effective inference procedure that produces the best predictions from the available information. Since all Earth system processes are subject to the conservation of energy, mass and momentum, we argue that in practical terms the MEP principle should be applied to Earth system processes in terms of the already established framework of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, with the assumption of local thermodynamic equilibrium at the appropriate scales.

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Published date: 2010
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity

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Local EPrints ID: 272878
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272878
PURE UUID: 1bcf4e8d-bb84-44fe-b0cf-27a092ac1f6a
ORCID for J. G. Dyke: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6779-1682

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Date deposited: 29 Sep 2011 13:10
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:19

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Author: J. G. Dyke ORCID iD
Author: A. Kleidon

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