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Does the high pressure inside the Earth's core contribute to its high temperature?

Maybe a little, in a way. I was a bit surprised to find this because the pressure gradient in the mantle actually enhances mantle convection and thus helps remove heat from the Earth. But in the core?...
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Does the high pressure inside the Earth's core contribute to its high temperature?

An analogy: does the high pressure at the bottom of the sea rises the water temperature? No, once you pass the thermocline sea water temperature is pretty much constant, no matter the depth. The ...
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How does the rotation of Earth's inner core influence climate?

I have four things to say regarding this: The paper is far too new. I'm not saying the first paper is wrong (it is in fact rather interesting), but having been published yesterday, it is far too new ...
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What percent of the Earth's core is uranium?

One possibility is that enough uranium is present to provide a substantial heat source ... in the deep mantle rather than the core. Gautron et al.[1] study the inclusion of uranium in an aluminum-...
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Does the high pressure inside the Earth's core contribute to its high temperature?

First off, I'll look at the explanations you have found. leftover energy from the Earth's formation This is typically split into two parts, the energy from the collisions that formed the Earth, and ...
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