11th Rencontres du Vietnam · Atmospheric disequilibria

Laneuville, Foriel, Fujii, Virgo, work in progress.

This one week workshop was aimed at finding synergistic ways to study planetary systems. We presented ways to understand disequilibrium in planetary atmospheres in terms of available free energy and fluxes.

We found that total disequilibrium (difference between free energy and minimal free energy) provides limited information about a planet compared to free energy fluxes. We considered the rate of dissipation/generation of the free energy on the Earth and Mars to make that point.


Next steps will include a study of how free energy flows in the complete earth reaction network.