Mount Rittmann

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  • Unknown - Unrest / Pleistocene
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  • 73.45°S
  • 165.5°E

  • 2600 m
    8528 ft

  • 390812
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Volcano Types


Tectonic Setting

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.

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.


Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Rittman Pleistocene caldera

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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.

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.

Affiliated Databases

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).
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.