Mount Rittmann

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  • Antarctica
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  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
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  • Last Known Eruption
  • 73.45°S
  • 165.5°E

  • 2600 m
    8528 ft

  • 390812
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude
390812

Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene

2600 m / 8528 ft

73.45°S
165.5°E

Volcano Types

Shield
Caldera

Tectonic Setting

Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Geological Summary

Mount Rittmann, a roughly 8 x 5 km caldera under the Aviator Glacier in the Melbourne Volcanic Province, has been dated at between about 4 and 0.07 million years ago (Martin et al., 2010). Active fumaroles, heated ground, and ice and snow hummocks occur near the caldera rim.

References

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

Bargagli R, Broady P A, Walton D W H, 1996. Preliminary investigation of the termal biosystem of Mount Rittmann fumaroles (northern Victoria Land, Antarctica). Antarctic Sci, 8: 121-126.

Martin A P, Cooper A F, Dunlap W J, 2010. Geochronology of Mount Morning, Antarctica: two-phase evolution of a long-lived trachyte-basanite-phonolite eruptive center. Bull Volc, 72: 357-371.

Perchiazzi N, Folco L, Mellini M, 1999. Volcanic ash banks in the Frontier Mountain and Lichen Hills blue-ice fields, northern Victoria Land. Antarctic Sci, 11: 353-361.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Mount Rittmann. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Mount Rittmann page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

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.


Craters

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Rittman Pleistocene caldera

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Mount Rittmann.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


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Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Mount Rittmann 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.