Gaussberg

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Gaussberg
Gaussberg drygalski 14157.pdf
German map of 1921
Highest point
Elevation 370 m (1,210 ft) [1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Antarctica
Coordinates 66°48′S 089°11′E / 66.800°S 89.183°E / -66.800; 89.183
Geography
Location Antarctica
Geology
Mountain type Volcanic 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]

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