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Thermodynamics of Climate Change: Generalized Sensitivities : Volume 10, Issue 2 (09/02/2010)

By Lucarini, V.

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Title: Thermodynamics of Climate Change: Generalized Sensitivities : Volume 10, Issue 2 (09/02/2010)  
Author: Lucarini, V.
Volume: Vol. 10, Issue 2
Language: English
Subject: Science, Atmospheric, Chemistry
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection, Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
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Fraedrich, K., Lunkeit, F., & Lucarini, V. (2010). Thermodynamics of Climate Change: Generalized Sensitivities : Volume 10, Issue 2 (09/02/2010). Retrieved from

Description: Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Earley Gate, P.O. Box 243, Reading RG6 6BB, UK. Using a recent theoretical approach, we study how the impact of global warming of the thermodynamics of the climate system by performing experiments with a simplified yet Earth-like climate model. In addition to the globally averaged surface temperature, the intensity of the Lorenz energy cycle, the Carnot efficiency, the material entropy production and the degree of irreversibility of the system are linear with the logarithm of the CO2 concentration. These generalized sensitivities suggest that the climate becomes less efficient, more irreversible, and features higher entropy production as it becomes warmer.

Thermodynamics of climate change: generalized sensitivities

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