Paulet

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  • 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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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude
390041

Unknown - Evidence Credible

353 m / 1158 ft

63.579°S
55.78°W

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone

Rock Types

Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt
Trachybasalt / Tephrite Basanite

Tectonic Setting

Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
0
0
0
0

Geological Summary

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.

References

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

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.

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.


Synonyms

Isla Paulet

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).
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).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


A listing of samples from the Smithsonian collections will be available soon.

Affiliated Sites

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).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.