Research Article

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

Figure 5

Representation of annual mean of spatial domain Lorenz energy cycle for the Southern Hemisphere in which (a) is representative of a two-component energy cycle and (b) denotes the four-component diagram. The boundaries of available potential energy and kinetic energy are included in the two-component energy cycle. Values from up to below in each figure are for RCP85, RCP45, RCP26, and control experiments. Units are 105 J/m2 for reservoirs and W/m2 for conversion, generation, and dissipation terms. Arrows indicate the direction corresponding to positive values; negative values imply opposite flux direction.