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Internal Heat of Earth

  1. Mar 24, 2010 #1
    What is the relationship between viscosity and convection in the mantle?
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 24, 2010 #2
    Inversely proportional I would say.
  4. Mar 25, 2010 #3
    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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