Research Article

A Global and Hemispherical Analysis of the Lorenz Energetics Based on the Representative Concentration Pathways Used in CMIP5

Figure 1

Lorenz energy cycle representation for (a) two-component energy cycle in which available potential energy denoted by the letter is generated , converted to kinetic energy , and subsequently dissipated . (b) Four-component energy cycle with and decomposed into mean and eddy parts. Adapted from [33].