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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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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.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.

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

There is no Deformation History data available for Paulet.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for 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).
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).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Tect Map of the Scotia Arc
Publisher: BAS British Antarctic Survey, U.Birmingham
Country: Antarctica
Year: 1985
Series: Misc
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:3,000
Map of Tect Map of the Scotia Arc

Title: Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos
Publisher: IGM Instituto Geografico Militar- Chile
Country: Chile/ S AM
Year: 1984
Series: Col. Geog. de Chile
Map Type: Geology (Tectonic)
Scale: 1:14,500
Map of Mapa de Los Fondos Marinos

Title: N Graham Land & S Shetland Islands
Publisher: BAS British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
Country: Antarctica
Year: 1979
Series: 500
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:500,000
Map of N Graham Land & S Shetland Islands
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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