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Paltridge, GW, Farquhar, GD and Cuntz, M 2007 , 'Maximum entropy production, cloud feedback, and climate change' , Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 34, No. L14708 , doi: 10.1029/2007GL029925.

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Abstract

A steady-state energy-balance climate model based on
a global constraint of maximum entropy production is used
to examine cloud feedback and the response of surface
temperature T to doubled atmospheric CO2. The constraint
ensures that change in zonal cloud amount q necessarily
involves change in the convergence KX of meridional
energy flow.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Paltridge, GW and Farquhar, GD and Cuntz, M
Journal or Publication Title: Geophysical Research Letters
Publisher: American Geophysical Society
ISSN: 0094-8276
DOI / ID Number: 10.1029/2007GL029925
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Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.

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