In my first flight lesson today, my instructor asked me to apply full carburetor heat when we had to reduce power to 1900 RPM in our Cessna 152.
I was surprised by this as I didn't remember learning this in ground school, and I later checked the Jeppesen textbook I am using, and referring to the section on carburetor icing, I saw that when power is reduced below normal operating limits, full carb heat is recommended (must have missed it when studying the ground material).
My understanding is that the cause of carb icing is the sudden drop in temperature in the venturi due to drop in pressure as the fuel speeds up. If I am reducing power, I am reducing fuel flow, so shouldn't this reduce the chances of icing? So my question is why is full carb heat recommended when decreasing power below normal operation?