Full Steam Ahead--Probably

  title={Full Steam Ahead--Probably},
  author={Ralph D. Lorenz},
  pages={837 - 838}
  • R. Lorenz
  • Published 7 February 2003
  • Physics
  • Science
It has long been argued that complex systems like Earth's climate may be in a state of maximum entropy production. In such a state, the work output-or, crudely, the product of the heat flux and the temperature gradient driving it-is maximized. But, as [Lorenz][1] explains in his Perspective, no reason for why systems should choose this state has been known. He highlights a recent paper that shows how the maximum entropy production state can become the most probable state. [1]: http://www… 
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