Internal Heat of Earth

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What is the relationship between viscosity and convection in the mantle?
 

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Inversely proportional I would say.
 
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I wanted to know a bit more... actually i read about a cycle somewhere which goes like this... high temperature > low viscosity > faster convection > higher heat flow > low temperature > high viscosity > slower convection > slower heat flow > high temperature. How could this be related to the mantle ?
 

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