transformity (plural transformities)
- (ecology, thermodynamics) The ratio of emergy to available energy.
2001, Emerging Technologies in Airconditioning and Refrigeration, page 46:
- Transformity increases with the increase in temperature between cold and hot reservoirs.
2004, Christina Howells, French Women Philosophers: A Contemporary Reader:
- Boggess (1994), studying the circulation of phosphorus in a Florida watershed, showed how the transformity zone of money circulation and market prices overlapped only the higher transformities of the circulation of phosphorus.
2016, Sven E. Jørgensen, Handbook of Ecological Indicators for Assessment of Ecosystem Health, page 100:
- When an ecological network is expressed as a series of energy flows and transformation steps where the transformation steps are represented as Lindeman efficiencies, the resulting transformities represent trophic convergence and a measure of the amount of solar energy required to produce each level in the hierarchy.