Name details

Mount Rittmann

Rittmann, Mount (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Mount Rittmann  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139534

Feature type: Mountain

Origin

This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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Narrative

A large active volcano predominantly buried in ice, with several peaks reaching an estimated 2600m, located in Mountaineer Range, Victoria Land. Included within Antarctic Specially Protected Area 175 High Altitude Geothermal Sites of the Ross Sea Region. The mountain is covered and surrounded by glacial ice. The base of the volcano outcrops on the almost vertical cliffs of Pilot Glacier. Fumaroles and geothermally heated ground occur within a single outcrop at the summit of Mount Rittmann in a minor caldera rim at approximately 2000m above sea level.

Named For

Identified as a volcano by the 4th Italian Antarctic Expedition in the 1988/89 field season, and named by them in 1991 for the eminent volcanologist Alfred (Alfredo) Ferdinand Rittmann (1893-1980). Dr Rittmann was president of the International Association of Volcanology (IAV), later the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) from 1954 to 1963. During the 6th Italian Antarctic Expedition in the 1991/92 field season, fumaroles and ground heated by geothermal activity were discovered in a small volcanic crater.

Location

Latitude:
73° 27' 00.0" S
-73.45000°
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Longitude:
165° 30' 00.0" E
165.50000°
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Altitude:
2677 m
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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

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Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
29-Oct-2015

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