Gaussberg

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Gaussberg
Elevation 370 m (1,214 ft)[1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Antarctica
Location
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 66°48′S 089°11′E / 66.800°S 89.183°E / -66.800; 89.183[1]
Geology
Type Volcanic cone

Gaussberg (or Mount Gauss) is an extinct volcanic cone, 370 metres high (1,213 feet), fronting on Davis Sea immediately west of the Posadowsky Glacier in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land in Antarctica.[1]

Discovered in February 1902 by the German Antarctic Expedition under Erich von Drygalski, who named it as his expedition ship in honour of Carl Friedrich Gauss.[1]

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