Royal Society Range

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  • Antarctica
  • Pyroclastic cone(s)
  • Unknown - Uncertain Evidence
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  • 78.25°S
  • 163.33°E

  • 3000 m
    9840 ft

  • 390021
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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Royal Society Range.

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A large number of basaltic cinder cones and lava flows are located in the Royal Society Range of southern Victoria Land. Most vents are of Quaternary age. More than 50 basaltic vents, ranging from tiny scoria mounds to cinder cones up to 300-m high, occupy the foothills of the Royal Society Range. Tephra layers in the ice of Kempe Glacier, Potassium-Argon ages as young as 0.08 million years old, and well-preserved geomorphic forms all argued for young, possibly even Holocene ages (LeMasurier and Thomson, 1990).

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Royal Society Range. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Royal Society Range 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.


Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Foster Crater Cone - Crater
Hooper Crags Cone

The Global Volcanism Program has no photographs available for Royal Society Range.

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.

LeMasurier W E, Thomson J W (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of the Antarctic Plate and Southern Oceans. Washington, D C: Amer Geophys Union, 487 p.

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone(s)

Tectonic Setting

Intraplate
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Rock Types

Major
Trachyandesite / Basaltic trachy-andesite
Minor
Phono-tephrite / Tephri-phonolite

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Royal Society Range 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.