The Dominant Role of the Chemical Potential for Driving Currents in Oceans and Air

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Applying the thermodynamic zeros of the entropy  and internal energy  of the gas mass  in the volume  yields the numerically unique relation between these quantities, thus allowing calculation of the chemical potential in the gas fields of temperature  and pressure , viz. . A difference in chemical potential provides a force for freely moving matter flow. Since  is intrinsically a negative function, decreasing as the temperature increases, natural flow processes are initiated by high  values in cold regions directed to low


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Elsner, A. (2014) The Dominant Role of the Chemical Potential for Driving Currents in Oceans and Air. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 2, 117-125. doi: 10.4236/gep.2014.23016.

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