Denison


Facts


  • Official Name: Mount Denison
  • Seismically Monitored: No
  • Color Code: UNASSIGNED
  • Alert Level: UNASSIGNED
  • Elevation: 2318m (7604ft)
  • Latitude: 58.4173
  • Longitude: -154.451
  • Smithsonian VNum: 312210
  • Nearby Towns:
    • Karluk 59 mi (94 km) SW
    • Aleneva 63 mi (101 km) SE
    • Larsen Bay 63 mi (102 km) SE
    • Afognak 67 mi (109 km) SE
    • Port William 68 mi (109 km) NE

Description

From Smithsonian Institution, online database, accessed December 8, 2003: "Mount Denison lies near the head of the Serpent Tongue, Hook, and Hallo glaciers NE of Snowy volcano. This poorly known section of Katmai National Park contains a cluster of four closely spaced and mostly ice-covered vents. Mount Denison lies at the SW end of this volcanic chain, which also includes Steller, Kukak, and Devils Desk volcanoes. Orientation of lava flows and a thick cross-bedded tephra deposit suggest that a vent is located near Mount Denison (Swanson, in Wood and Kienle 1990) [1] . The precise age of the most recent activity at Denison is not known, but the volcano was considered to have been active during the Holocene [2] ."

Name Origin

Mount Denison's name was suggested by K.F. Mather, an alumnus of Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Brooks published the name in 1925 (Orth, 1971).


References Cited

[1] Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada, 1990

Wood, C. A., and Kienle, Juergen, (eds.), 1990, Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada: New York, Cambridge University Press, 354 p.

[2] Volcanoes of Alaska, 1998

Nye, C. J., Queen, Katherine, and McCarthy, A. M., 1998, Volcanoes of Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular IC 0038, unpaged, 1 sheet, scale 1:4,000,000, available at http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us/pubs/pubs?reqtype=citation&ID=7043 .

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