This issue is dedicated to Peter Hornby and to Ioannis Vardoulakis, friends, colleagues and mentors.
Peter Hornby died in June 2009 and Ioannis Vardoulakis in September 2009 while this issue was being prepared.
Peter and Ioannis were inaugural members of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO) Patterns in Our Planet project. They attended the Patterns in Our Planet meeting held at Victor Harbor in 2008, around which this issue is based, and were fully involved in the presentations, the discussions and the field trip. They have both been, and they shall continue to be, an inspiration to us. They will be sorely missed.
One contribution of 17 to a Theme Issue ‘Patterns in our planet: applications of multi-scale non-equilibrium thermodynamics to Earth-system science’.
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