Gaussberg

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Gaussberg
Gaussberg Drygalski 14157.jpg
German map of 1921
Highest point
Elevation370 m (1,210 ft) [1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Antarctica
Coordinates66°48′S 089°11′E / 66.800°S 89.183°E / -66.800; 89.183[1]
Geography
LocationAntarctica
Geology
Mountain typeVolcanic cone

Gaussberg (or Mount Gauss) is an extinct volcanic cone, 370 metres (1,214 ft) high, 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 after his expedition ship, which was in turn named in honour of Carl Friedrich Gauss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gaussberg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.