A simplified climate model and maximum entropy production
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bishop’s University, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke, Québec, J1M 1Z7, Canada
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Accepted: 22 October 2020
Published online: 30 October 2020
A simplified climate model based on maximum entropy production, described by a variational principle, is revisited and an analytical solution to its Euler–Lagrange equation is found. Mindful of controversy about maximum or minimum entropy production in open thermodynamical systems, we show that the solution extremizing the action integral corresponds to a maximum.
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