Paulet

Photo of this volcano
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • Pyroclastic cone
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.579°S
  • 55.78°W

  • 353 m
    1158 ft

  • 390041
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

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Eruptive History


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.

Photo Gallery


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).
See title for photo information.
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).
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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


There are no samples for Paulet in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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