Chapter 10. Non-Equilibrium Processes

  1. Maarten H. P. Ambaum

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch10

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

How to Cite

Ambaum, M. H. P. (2010) Non-Equilibrium Processes, in Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710364.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470745151

Online ISBN: 9780470710364



  • non-equilibrium processes;
  • irreversible non-equilibrium thermodynamics signatures;
  • energetics of motion;
  • diabatic effects and thermodynamics second law;
  • forced dissipative systems thermodynamics;
  • climate thermodynamics - material entropy production


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Energetics of motion

  • Diabatic effects and the second law

  • Thermodynamics of forced dissipative systems

  • Climate thermodynamics Problems