Gaussberg (or Mount Gauss) is an extinct volcanic cone, 370 metres (1,214 ft) high, fronting on Davis Sea immediately west of the Posadowsky Glacier in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land in Antarctica. It is ice-free and conical in nature, having formed subglacially in an intraplate environment about 55,000 years ago. The current edifice is thought to be the remains of a once-larger mountain that has been reduced by glacial and subaerial erosion.
|Elevation||370 m (1,210 ft)|
|Listing||List of volcanoes in Antarctica|
|Mountain type||Volcanic cone|
- LeMasurier, W. E. (1990). Thomson, J. W. (ed.). Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. American Geophysical Union. ISBN 0-87590-172-7.