Mount Carlisle

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Mount Carlisle
View of steep-sided, symmetrical Carlisle volcano on Carlisle Island
Highest point
Elevation 5,283 ft (1,610 m) [1]
Prominence 5,283 ft (1,610 m) [1]
Coordinates 52°53′38″N 170°03′15″W / 52.89389°N 170.05417°W / 52.89389; -170.05417Coordinates: 52°53′38″N 170°03′15″W / 52.89389°N 170.05417°W / 52.89389; -170.05417[2]
Mount Carlisle is located in Alaska
Mount Carlisle
Mount Carlisle
Location Carlisle Island, Alaska, U.S.
Parent range Aleutian Range
Mountain type Stratovolcano[2]
Volcanic arc/belt Aleutian Arc
Last eruption 1828

Mount Carlisle is a stratovolcano in Alaska which forms part of the 5 mile (8 km) wide Carlisle Island, one of the Islands of Four Mountains which, in turn, form part of the central Aleutian Islands.

Despite its modest summit elevation, a small glacier exists high on the western slopes just below the rim of the summit crater.

A few historical eruptions of Carlisle have been recorded, but its proximity to several other neighboring volcanoes means that there has been some confusion in the older records as to which of the volcanoes was erupting. As the area is extremely remote, distant observations of volcanic plumes cannot be verified for certain.

Map showing volcanoes of Alaska. The mark is set at the location of Mount Carlisle.

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  1. ^ a b "Alaska & Hawaii P1500s - the Ultras". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Carlisle". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 

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