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- noun One million million ( 1012 )
watts, abbreviated as TW.
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The climate is a tera-watt scale planetary sized heat engine.
Climate is an immense, multi-stable, driven, chaotic, optimally turbulent, constructally organized tera-watt scale heat engine, with dozens of forcings and feedbacks, both internal and external, and both known and unknown.
⠠ Global climate is a tera-watt scale heat engine, with an energy source at about 345 W/m2 and an energy sink at about 0°K.
Whether temperatures rise in that amount in the context of an over-driven, governed, tera-watt scale, constructal, multistable heat engine with a large number of known and unknown forcings and feedbacks is a very different question, one where theory is not much help.