Paulet

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  • Antarctica
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • Unknown - Undated Evidence
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  • 63.579°S
  • 55.78°W

  • 353 m
    1158 ft

  • 390041
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Paulet is a small 2.5 x 3.5 km island located east of the tip of Graham Land Peninsula. The pear-shaped 353-m-high island is composed of lava flows capped by a well-preserved cinder cone with a small summit crater. The youthful morphology of the volcano was thought to indicate activity during the last 1000 years (LeMasurier and Thomson 1990). Residual heat keeps the island largely ice free throughout the year.

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1850 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain    

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Synonyms

Isla Paulet
Paulet is a small 2.5 x 3.5 km island located east of the tip of Antarctica's Graham Land Peninsula. The pear-shaped 353-m-high island, seen here in an aerial view from the west, is composed of lava flows capped by a well-preserved cinder cone. The cone, located at the southern end of the island, contains a small circular summit crater. The youthful morphology of the volcano and residual volcanic heat that keeps the island largely ice free throughout the year suggest activity during the last 1000 years.

Photo published in González-Ferrán (1995).
Paulet Island, seen here from the NW, is a small 2.5 x 3.5 km island located east of the tip of Graham Land Peninsula. A basal sequence of horizontal lava flows exposed in steep cliffs is capped by a well-preserved cinder cone (top center) of Holocene age with a small summit crater. The darker brownish areas near and above the shoreline at the center of the photo are Adelie penguin colonies that are the frequent object of Antarctic tours.

Photo by Jeff Post, 2007 (Smithsonian Institution).

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Baker P E, Gonzalez-Ferran O, Vergara M, 1973. Paulet Island and the James Ross Island volcanic group. Brit Antarctic Surv Bull, 32: 89-95.

Baker P E, Gonzalez-Ferran O, Vergara M, 1976. Geology and geochemistry of Paulet Island and the James Ross Island volcanic group. In: Gonzalez-Ferran O (ed) {Proc Symp Andean & Antarctic Volcanology Problems (Santiago, Chile, Sept 1974)}, Rome: IAVCEI, p 39-47.

Gonzalez-Ferran O, 1972. Distribucion del volcanismo activo de Chile y la reciente erupcion del Volcan Villarrica. Instituto Geog Militar Chile, O/T 3491.

LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Tectonic Setting

Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Trachybasalt / Tephrite Basanite

Population

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Paulet Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.